Former Indonesia traffic police chief sentenced for graft

September 05, 2013
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JAKARTA, Indonesia – The country's anti-corruption court sentenced former traffic police chief Djoko Susilo to ten years in prison Tuesday (September 3rd) for accepting bribes on a staggering scale – leading to an empire worth an estimated IDR 200 billion ($18m), AFP reported.

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    After taking several hours to read the 3,000-page indictment against Susilo, a five-judge panel unanimously found him guilty of corruption and money laundering. Despite his modest police salary, investigators said his assets included cars, houses and petrol kiosks.

    "It was clear to the panel he had committed acts of corruption," Judge Anwar said as the sentence was handed down. Susilo was also ordered to pay a fine of IDR 500m ($45,000).

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