Sunday, 21 April 2019 | 19:43 WIB

Court Sentences Sukamiskin Prison Bribery Suspect to 3.5 Years in Prison

The defendant in the Sukamiskin Prison facility bribery, Fahmi Darmawansyah (breakingnews)

BANDUNG, NETRALNEWS.COM - The defendant in the Sukamiskin Prison facility bribery, Fahmi Darmawansyah, has sentenced to 3.5 years in prison with a fine of IDR100 million, minus four months in prison by the Bandung District Court judge on Wednesday (03/20/2019).

"Stating that the defendant has been proven legally and convincingly to have committed corruption together with a sentence of three years and six months in prison with a fine of Rp100 million," said the Chairman of the Sudria Judge when reading the verdict in the VI Courtroom of the Corruption Court in Bandung.

The verdict for the husband of the artist Inneke Koesherawati is lower than the demands of the Public Prosecutor, namely a criminal sentence for five years, a fine of Rp 200 million and a subsidiary of six months in prison.

There are a number of things that burden the accused, namely not supporting the government's program in eradicating corruption and repeating his actions to bribe state officials.

Whereas the mitigating factor was that the defendant was polite in the trial, regretted all his actions and had dependents, namely a wife and two children who were still in school.

The panel of judges gave a seven-day deadline for making an appeal, and in the trial the judge also invited Fahmi who had been sentenced to appeal.

Fahmi was seen discussing with his attorney regarding the future steps of the legal process.

After that Fahmi returned to the bench and answered the judge's question regarding the appeal.

"I thought about it, sir, the assembly," Fahmi said when asked by the judge.

After the trial, Fahmi claimed that the verdict which was sent to him was God's plan.

"So my wife advised me, my sister ordered, we learn from the story of the Prophet Job," he said.

Regarding the legal aspect, he felt that his actions did not harm the state and did not harm other people. But he claimed he was guilty.

"Maybe because this is a violation of the law. I am not a legal person who understands the state administrators or not, with all the consequences I accept," he said.

Fahmi's wife, Inneke Koesherawati also accompanied her husband to comment. He did not expect her husband to get additional punishment.

"I often say to my husband that whatever is decided later is definitely the best from God, so whatever we have to do, we have to face it," Inneke was quoted as saying by Antara.

Previously Fahmi was in Sukamiskin Prison because he had bribed officials from the Sea Security Agency (Bakamla). The bribery case was related to the procurement of satellite monitoring in Bakamla.