Rp. 1 billion ($110,000) Bribe Paid to Sub-District Police Chief

This seems like a huge bribe for a Sub-District Police Chief, which was paid by a Malaysian national caught carrying 4.2 grams of sabu-sabu.  As the article points out, it seems the prosecutors has opted for the more lenient paragraph 11 of the Anti-Corruption Law rather than paragraph 12.

Cicendo former police chief, Commissioner Duto Samudro Brussels, demanded 18 months in prison for alleged bribery case Rp 1 billion to free drug prisoners.  The charges were read by the public prosecutor, Suroto Supena, who acquited the accused of the primary charges in a trial in the Bandung Corruption Court on Wednesday (8/2).

According Suroto, based on the facts of the trial, there was insufficient evidence to charge the police officer under Article 12 a) of  the Law on Corruption.

… [this] article carries a minimum penalty of 4 years and a maximum of 20 years. A minimum fine of Rp 200 million and maximum of Rp 1 billion.

The prosecutors argued that Brussels [the accused] violated Article 11 of Anti-Corruption Act.

… [this article carries] penalties of at least 1 year and a maximum of 5 years in prison.

Mantan Kapolsek Cicendo, Kompol Brussel Duto Samudro, dituntut 18 bulan penjara atas dugaan kasus suap Rp 1 miliar untuk melepas tahanan narkoba. Tuntutan itu dibacakan jaksa penuntut umum (JPU) Suroto Supena yang membebaskan terdakwa dari dakwaan primer dalam sidang di Pengadilan Tipikor Bandung, Rabu (8/2).

Dalam ancamannya, pasal tersebut bisa memberikan pidana paling rendah 4 tahun dan paling lama 20 tahun. Denda terendah pun Rp 200 juta, sedangkan tertinggi Rp 1 miliar.

Jaksa berpendapat Brussel lebih memenuhi unsur seperti diatur Pasal 11 UU Tipikor.

Pasal ini menyatakan bahwa hadiah atau janji itu patut diduga diberikan karena berhubungan dengan kekuasaan atau kewenangannya sebagai pegawai negeri atau penyelenggara negara.

Hukuman yang bisa dikenakan kepada terdakwa adalah pidana paling rendah 1 tahun dan paling lama 5 tahun penjara. [Suara Merdeka, here]

h/t KP2KKN’s media blog, here.

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