Disgraced general gets 0 years in prison

The Jakarta Corruption Court’s panel of judges has sentenced former national traffic police commander Insp. Gen. Djoko Susilo, a suspect in the high-profile driving simulator procurement graft case, to 10 years in prison, the Jakarta Post (www.thejakartapost.com) reported on Tuesday.


“The panel sentences him to 10 years in prison and orders him to pay Rp 500 million (US$45,000) in fines. Should he fail to pay the fines, he will have to serve an additional six months in prison,” presiding judge Suhartoyo told the Court on Tuesday, as quoted by kompas.com.


Djoko was accused of abusing his authority by appointing PT Citra Mandiri Metalindo Abadi as the winner of the driving simulator project tender. Later on, he received Rp 32 billion in bribe money from Budi Susanto, owner of PT Citra Mandiri Metalindo Abadi.


Prosecutors also suspected that Djoko laundered more than Rp 100 billion in the form of assets and money during two periods of time, from 2002 until 2010 and from 2010 until 2012.