JAKARTA (Xinhua): An Indonesian court on Monday (June 29) handed down a seven-year sentence to the country's former Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi for a bribery case.
The former minister was found guilty of receiving bribes to pave the way for disbursement of grant for the country's National Sports Committee (KONI) and gratification from other parties during his ministerial services.
"The court declares the convict, Imam Nahrawi, has been convincingly and legally guilty in several corruption cases," presiding judge Rosmina said.
Nahrawi and his personal assistance Miftahul Ulum had received an 11.5 billion rupiah (US$800,305.05) bribe to pave the way for disbursement of the grant which was also proposed by KONI, and another bribe valued at 8.4 billion rupiahs (US$584,591.8) from other parties.
The court also suspended Nahrawi's right to be elected for posting a position in a public office for four years and ordered him to pay an 18.15 billion rupiahs US$1.26 million) replacement fund, local media reported.
The court decision was made as the Southeast Asian biggest economy has been struggling to advance sports and achievement of the athletes in the international competitions. - Xinhua
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