Indonesia jails former top energy regulator for bribery
Published on Apr 29, 2014 6:43 PM
JAKARTA (AFP) - An Indonesian court jailed the former chief energy regulator for seven years Tuesday for accepting more than US$1.5 million (S$1.88 million) in bribes, in a case that increased concerns about the country's business climate.
Rudi Rubiandini was caught red-handed in August at his Jakarta home with stacks of US and Singapore dollars, after anti-corruption investigators trailed a man delivering money to him.
Judges at the Jakarta anti-corruption court found him guilty of accepting around US$1.4 million and S$200,000 in bribes from several companies, mainly in the energy sector.
"His deeds are not in line with the government's programme to eradicate corruption," said Chief Judge Amin Ismanto.
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