The Jakarta Corruption Court on Thursday sentenced former tax officer Gayus H Tambunan to six years in prison, raising his total prison sentence to 28 years. The court found Gayus guilty on four counts – accepting bribes, failing to report gratuities, committing money laundering and bribing police officers to escape detention. The court also ordered him to pay Rp 1 billion (US$110,000) in fines or he must serve a further four months in jail. Although the total sentence amounts to 28 years, he will probably serve a maximum of 20 years in prison, according to the Criminal Code. Hasril Hertanto, a criminal-law expert from the University of Indonesia, said the maximum prison sentence for a person committing several crimes is 20 years. “We do not recognize sentence accumulation,” he told The Jakarta Post in a telephone interview.
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