Kompas.com and Suara Merdeka reported that KPK caught two ad hoc judges from the Semarang Corruption Court receiving bribes. KPK declined to specify the bribe amounts but indicated it was greater than Rp. 100 million ($9,500). Suara Merdeka indicated it was reportedly Kartini Marpaung and Heru Priyombodo.
Kompas article here: KPK Tangkap 2 Hakim Tipikor di Semarang.
Suara Merdeka article here: Hakim Ad Hoc Tipikor Semarang Tertangkap Tangan.
In another article Tempo.co noted the following:
- The bribe amount was Rp. 150 million (about $14,500).
- The briber was Sri Dartuti, the younger sibling (adik) of the DPRD Head in Grobangan district, M Yaeni.
- The bribe was provided in relation to case before the court relating corruption of Rp. 1.9 billion ($200,000) in the purchase of ambulances.
- Various PDIP politicians implicated in the case have already benefited from favourable treatment in relation to the case.
M Yaeni was sentenced to two and half years prison on 27 August 2012. Ironically, the controversial Judge Lilik presided over the case. See: Ketua DPRD Grobogan Divonis 2 Tahun 5 Bulan.