KPK to Appeal Nunun’s Case
After the Jakarta high court decided to strengthen the ruling of the Anti-Corruption Court on graft convict Nunun Nurbaeti, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) said on Wednesday that it would likely file an appeal with the Supreme Court.
“We will Probably appeal [the ruling],” KPK Spokesman Johan Budi told BeritaSatu.com on Wednesday. “But we will study the ruling of the Jakarta high court first.”
The Anti-Corruption Court sentenced Nunun in May to one and half years in prison and Rp 150 million ($15,800) in fines, or an additional three months in prison. She was found guilty of channeling Rp 20.8 billion worth of traveler’s checks in bribes to lawmakers to support the election of Miranda Swaray Goeltom as the senior deputy governor of Bank Indonesia.
The sentence was lighter than the four years in jail and Rp 200 million in fines sought by prosecutors.
The judge also refused a request from prosecutors to confiscate Rp 1 billion deposited in Nunun’s bank account.
The KPK filed an appeal with the Jakarta high court, which was recently rejected. Presiding judge Mochammad Jusran Thawab said that the high court would instead strengthen the ruling of the Anti-Corruption Court.
Nunun — and her lawyer — were satisfied with the verdict that was handed down.
“That means our client will not be obligated to pay Rp 1 billion to the state,” Ina Rachman, Nunun’s lawyer, said on Wednesday.