Former Bank Indonesia senior deputy governor Miranda Swaray Goeltom walked out of Banten’s Tangerang women’s penitentiary on Tuesday after serving three years for bribing legislators into handing her the central bank post in 2004.
“She was released today at around 7.30 a.m.,” penitentiary directorate-general spokesman Akbar Hadi said on Tuesday in Jakarta, adding that Miranda had never been granted any remission during her time in jail.
Miranda was found guilty for greasing legislators’ palms when she was nominated to be the central bank’s second-highest official. The bribe totaled Rp 24 billion ($1.8 million).
In 2012, the Anti-Corruption Court handed down the three-year prison sentence to Miranda and the verdict was upheld in January 2013 by the Jakarta High Court.
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