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Henchman gets ‘light sentence’ as key suspect at large

  • Moch. Fiqih Prawira Adjie

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, May 30 2020   /  08:11 am

Jakarta Corruption Court judges sentenced Saeful Bahri, a member of the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), to one year and eight months behind bars for his involvement in a bribery case implicating General Elections Commission (KPU) commissioner Wahyu Setiawan.During a verdict hearing on Thursday, the bench also sentenced the defendant to a Rp 150 million (US$10,214) fine or an additional four months in prison.The sentence was lower than Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) prosecutors’ demand of two years and eight months’ imprisonment.Saeful was found guilty of bribing Wahyu and former Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) member Agustiani Tio Fridelina with $47,350 in exchange for the KPU commissioner’s approval for fellow PDI-P politician Harun Masiku to replace a deceased politician in the House of Representatives.While KPK prosecutors said they were c...