Indonesia jails top traffic cop in $23m graft scandal
JAKARTA (AFP)- Indonesia's anti-corruption court jailed the country's former traffic police chief for 10 years on Tuesday after he built up an US$18 million (S$23 million) empire by accepting enormous bribes.
The sentencing of Djoko Susilo brings to an end a dramatic case that has captivated Indonesia, and is a major victory for anti-graft investigators battling against the odds in one of the world's most corrupt countries.
Susilo reportedly earned a humble police salary of $1,000 a month - but the country's anti-graft agency seized assets from him, including houses, cars and even petrol kiosks, worth 200 billion rupiah.
After taking several hours to read the 3,000-page indictment against Susilo, a five-judge panel unanimously found him guilty of corruption and money laundering.