Nazaruddin Jailed for Four Years, 10 Months for Corruption

20 April, 2012 | Source: Jakarta Globe

The Jakarta Anti-Corruption Court on Friday jailed high-profile graft suspect Muhammad Nazaruddin for four years and 10 months for graft surrounding a 2011 Southeast Asian Games development project.

The former Democratic Party treasurer and lawmaker was also ordered to pay Rp 200 million ($21,800) in fines.

The sentence is lower than seven years in jail and Rp 300 million in fines earlier demanded by prosecutors.

Nazaruddin was proven guilty of receiving Rp 4.6 billion ($501,400) in bribes from Mohammad El Idris, the marketing manager of Duta Graha Indah, to award the company with the construction project of an athletes’ village for the SEA Games in Palembang, South Sumatra.

Nazaruddin made headlines last year when he fled the country to evade law enforcers before he was finally arrested in Cartagena, Colombia, in August.

He has implicated several other Democratic Party politicians in the case, including former deputy secretary-general Angelina Sondakh, named a suspect in February, and chairman Anas Urbaningrum.

 

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