Indonesian politician given 16-year term for graft

Last Updated: Monday, December 9, 2013 - 23:03

Jakarta: Indonesia`s corruption court has sentenced a former top leader of the country`s largest Islamic-based political party to 16 years in prison for corruption and money laundering.

The court found Luthfi Hasan Ishaaq of the Prosperous Justice Party guilty today of accepting USD 108,700 in bribes to secure a government contract for a meat importer.

He was arrested in January following the detention of two company directors and his aide.

The presiding judge also ordered Ishaaq to pay a fine of USD 84,110 or serve another year in jail.

The party, better known as PKS, is Indonesia`s largest Muslim-based party and is part of the coalition government.


First Published: Monday, December 9, 2013 - 23:03

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