The Semarang Corruption Court sentenced former Wonosobo regent Trimawan Nugrohadi in Central Java to five years in jail for graft. Trimawan was found guilty of stealing from the Wonosobo administration’s 2004-2005 budget, causing state loses of Rp 7.3 billion (US$798,000). The fund he stole from was allocated for the procurement of textbooks for elementary to senior high schools in the regency. The panel of judges, led by Suyadi, also ordered the defendant to pay a fine of Rp 200 million and Rp 300 million in compensation. The verdict was two years lighter than the sentence demand of the Wonosobo prosecutors’ office. “If the defendant is unable to pay the compensation within one month, his wealth will be confiscated and he will also face another six months in jail,” Suyadi said.
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