Prosecutors Demand Four Years in Jail for Miranda Goeltom

By webadmin on 07:40 pm Sep 12, 2012
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Rangga Prakoso

Prosecutors have demanded four years in jail for Miranda Swaray Goeltom for allegedly bribing lawmakers to vote for her as senior deputy governor at Bank Indonesia in 2004.

The prosecutors also demanded that Miranda pay Rp 150 million ($15,677) in fines, or serve an extra four months in jail.

“We demand that the panel of judges declare the defendant validly and convincingly guilty of bribing officials or state apparatuses in group,” prosecutor Supardi said while reading the indictment in a hearing on Wednesday at the Jakarta Anti-Corruption Court.

He added that Miranda had abused Article 5 in the Corruption Eradication Law, which rules on bribery and carries a maximum sentence of five years in jail.

A total of 28 lawmakers have been jailed for receiving Rp 20.8 billion in bribes to vote for Miranda in the 2004 election that secured her the position as the senior deputy governor at Indonesia’s central bank.

Businesswoman Nunun Nurbaeti, also the wife of former National Police deputy chief Adang Daradjatun, is currently serving two-and-a-half years in prison for channeling the funds.