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Jakarta Post

Prison sentence leaves questions unanswered in Djoko Tjandra case

  • Dyaning Pangestika
    Dyaning Pangestika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, February 9, 2021   /  06:20 pm
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Suspended prosecutor Pinangki Sirna Malasari stands during the verdict hearing at the Jakarta Corruption Court on Feb. 8, 2021. Judges sentenced her to 10 years in prison for accepting bribes from Djoko Tjandra in exchange for securing a Supreme Court acquittal.(Antara/Hafidz Mubarak A.)

While the court has handed down a heavier sentence than demanded to suspended prosecutor Pinangki Sirna Malasari for her crimes of helping graft convict Djoko Tjandra while on the run, watchdogs say that several important details of the case remained unknown during the trial. During a hearing on Monday, judges with the Jakarta Corruption Court sentenced Pinangki to 10 years in prison and a fine of Rp 600 million (US$43,047) for accepting bribes from Djoko to help him secure a Supreme Court acquittal. Pinangki was also found guilty of money laundering and conspiring to commit an illicit act, presiding judge Eko Purwanto read the verdict as reported by The verdict was heavier than the sentence demanded by the prosecutors, who were aiming for four years of imprisonment and a Rp 500 million fine. The judge found several aggravating factors that led to a harsher se...