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Jakarta Post

Businessman Richard Muljadi sent to jail, rehab for consuming cocaine

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, March 1, 2019   /   12:54 pm
Businessman Richard Muljadi sent to jail, rehab for consuming cocaine Richard Muljadi (richardmuljadi/Instagram via Tribunnews)

The South Jakarta District Court sentenced businessman Richard Muljadi to one and a half years in prison after finding him guilty of consuming cocaine and ordered the heir of Indonesia's richest woman to go to rehab.

“The defendant acknowledged his mistakes and promised not to do them again and asked to be given the opportunity [to undergo rehabilitation]. The defendant also has never been convicted in such a case before,” presiding judge Kris Nugroho said on Thursday as quoted by Antara.

The court also returned Richard’s black iPhone X that had been seized as evidence and ordered that an Australian dollar bill Richard had been using to snort the cocaine at the time of his arrest be destroyed.

He was arrested on Aug. 22 after a police officer happened to catch him snorting cocaine inside the toilet of a restaurant in the Pacific Place mall in South Jakarta.

The prosecutor, who earlier demanded the businessman be sentenced to one year in prison, said that Richard was proven guilty of violating Article 127 of Law No. 35/2009 on narcotics.

Richard is the director of oil, gas and mining company PT Mulia Graha Abadi and the eldest son and heir of its owner, Sujipto Husodo Muljadi. He is a grandson of pharmaceuticals tycoon Kartini Muljadi. Kartini, with a net worth of US$680 million, is ranked 44 in Forbes' 2017 list of the 50 richest Indonesians. (ggq)