Indonesia: AGO demands 4 years for prosecutor implicated in Djoko Tjandra case

The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) is seeking a four-year prison sentence and a fine of Rp 500 million (US$35,254) for suspended prosecutor Pinangki Sirna Malasari for her alleged acceptance of bribes from graft convict Djoko Tjandra.

Prosecutor Yanuar Utomo told the courtroom that it had been proven that Pinangki had accepted bribes, laundered money and conspired to influence the Supreme Court to acquit Djoko.

“We demand that the panel of judges declare the defendant guilty, as proven during the trial,” Yanuar said during a hearing at the Central Jakarta District Court on Monday, as quoted by kompas.com.

He added that Pinangki, who had worked as a law enforcement officer, had gone against the government’s efforts to eradicate corruption, collusion and nepotism. Prosecutors accused Pinangki of accepting bribes amounting to US$500,000 from Djoko in exchange for conspiring to secure his acquittal on corruption charges at the Supreme Court. The court found Djoko guilty in 2009 for his involvement in the high-profile Bank Bali graft case. Pinangki allegedly met with Djoko in 2019 to draft a plan to secure the acquittal. The plan would involve Attorney General ST Burhanuddin and former Supreme Court chief justice Hatta Ali, as well as NasDem Party politician Andi Irfan Jaya, who acted as a middleman in the scheme.

The original full article can be found at thejakartapost.com

(Photo: JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

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