Appeals Court Upholds Nunun Nurbaetie’s Sentence

By webadmin on 12:40 pm Aug 22, 2012
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Rizky Amelia

An appeals court has upheld the two-and-a-half year prison sentence for graft convict Nunun Nurbaetie, the court’s spokesman said on Wednesday.

“The verdict [of the appeals court] was out some time ago — it reinforced the verdict of the Anti-Corruption Court,” the spokesman, Ahmad Sobari, told news portal BeritaSatu.com.

He said the appeals court upheld the jail sentence and the Rp 150 million ($15, 814), which the antigraft court handed down in May.

“There has been no change at all,” he said. “It is as the Jakarta Anti-Corruption Court ruled.”

Nunun’s lawyers could not be immediately reached for comment.

Nunun’s sentence was lighter than the four years in jail and Rp 200 million in fines sought by prosecutors.

Nunun was convicted of bribery after the antigraft court found her guilty of channeling Rp 20.8 billion worth of traveler’s checks to lawmakers in exchange for their support of Miranda Swaray Goeltom in an election for senior deputy governor of Bank Indonesia in 2004.

Nunun, the wife of lawmaker Adang Daradjatun, was arrested in Thailand in December last year after being a fugitive for months. She is currently detained at the Pondok Bambu penitentiary for women in East Jakarta.