Indonesia ex-top judge faces life sentence over graft
Published on Jun 16, 2014 8:00 PM
JAKARTA (AFP) - Indonesian prosecutors sought a life sentence Monday for a former top judge accused of accepting bribes in more than a dozen cases involving regional election disputes, and of money-laundering.
Former constitutional court chief judge Akil Mochtar was arrested last year by officials of the powerful anti-graft body while a businessman and lawmaker were about to hand him around three billion rupiah (S$317,866), prosecutors said.
"The defendant has been legally and convincingly proven guilty of accepting presents (bribes)... to intervene in constitutional court rulings," prosecutor Pulung Rinandoro told an anti-corruption court in Jakarta.
He called for a life sentence, a fine of 10 billion rupiah and the revocation of Mochtar's political rights.
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