Record-high prison sentences continue to be sought in the criminal proceeding connected to the corruption of parking fees at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport.
On Monday, April 14, 2014, public prosecutors, led by Romulus Halolongan. called for the former director of PT Penata Sarana Bali (PSB), Chris Wisnu Sridana, to be imprisoned for 17 years for his role in the corruption of Rp. 28 billion (US$2.43 million).
Prosecutors read their indictment of Sridana, citing his shareholding in PSB as further proof of his culpability in the crime causing losses to the State.
Prosecutors are also seeking a fine of Rp. 1 billon (US$87,000) that, if unpaid, will add 6 months to the sentence and preclude any sentence reductions for time served.
The State is also seeking the return of the Rp. 28 billion lost to corruption. If the defendant cannot return the stolen money prosecutors want an additional 5 years added to the prison term.
Said prosecutor Halolongan: “The Defendant is proven guilty and has failed to admit his crime. He has also enjoyed the fruits of his corrupt acts.”
The sentence demands, if agreed by the Court, would represent the harshest penalties ever handed down in a corruption case in Bali.
The next court session will see Sridana deliver his defense, via his attorneys.
Earlier Sridana had boasted before the court that his monthly income was Rp. 2 billion (US$174,000).
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