Indonesia: Defendant Tommy Sumardi requests justice collaborator status in Djoko Tjandra bribery case

Businessman Tommy Sumardi, a defendant in a bribery case pertaining to the removal of graft convict Djoko Soegiarto Tjandra’s Interpol red notice, has offered himself up as a justice collaborator for the case that implicated him on Monday.

Prosecutors at the Jakarta Corruption Court accused Tommy of allegedly acting as a middleman between Djoko and two police generals, who reportedly accepted approximately Rp 8.3 billion (US$566,456) in bribes for assisting the graft convict evade capture while he was still on the run.

“We submit a justice collaborator request for the defendant [Tommy] because we have conveyed all the facts since the investigation until the court’s hearing. As the law stipulates, he deserves  to be a justice collaborator who cooperates with law enforcers [to uncover the case],” Tommy’s lawyer, Dion Pongkor, said during Monday’s hearing at court.

The original full article can be found at thejakartapost.com

(Photo: Antara/Sigid Kurniawan)

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