Indonesia: judge sentenced to eight years imprisonment for collecting $10,000 bribe

An Indonesian Court on Monday sentenced
a Constitutional Court judge to eight years
in prison for corruption.

The anti-corruption court in Jakarta found
Patrialis Akbar guilty of receiving 10,000
dollars from a meat importer.
The money was intended to influence the
outcome of a judicial review on the
livestock and animal health law, according
to prosecutors.

Akbar was the second Constitutional Court
judge to be jailed for corruption.
In 2014, the then chairman of the court,
Akil Mochtar, was sentenced to life in
prison for receiving millions of dollars in
bribes from politicians in return for
favourable rulings on local election

The Constitutional Court examines judicial
review petitions and rules on disputes in
local and national elections.

Indonesia ranks 90th out of 176 in the
corruption perceptions index compiled by
German-based corruption watchdog

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