Saturday, November 22, 2014   

Ex-top judge faces life in Indonesia
(06-16 19:56)

Indonesian prosecutors sought a life sentence for a former top judge accused of accepting bribes in more than a dozen cases involving regional election disputes, and of money-laundering.
Former constitutional court chief judge Akil Mochtar was arrested last year by officials of the powerful anti-graft body while a businessman and lawmaker were about to hand him around three billion rupiah (US$254,086), prosecutors said.
''The defendant has been legally and convincingly proven guilty of accepting presents (bribes) ... to intervene in constitutional court rulings,'' prosecutor Pulung Rinandoro told an anti-corruption court in Jakarta.
He called for a life sentence, a fine of 10 billion rupiah and the revocation of Mochtar's political rights.
Mochtar, 53 allegedly accepted more than US$4.8 million in bribes in relation to 15 disputed regional elections and is suspected of having laundered more than 161 billion rupiah from 2010 to 2013, the prosecutor said.--AFP
   
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