Corrupt Judge Patrialis Accepts 8 Years

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 , 15:00:00 WIB -

Former Constitutional Court judge Patrialis Akbar is seen just before his trial at the Corruption Court of Jakarta, Monday (21/8). (ANTARA)

JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS – Former Constitution Court and Minister of Law and Human Rights, Patrialis Akbar, has decided to accept his eight years prison sentence and thus will not lodge an appeal.

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has also decided to accept the judges’ ruling. Hence, the ruling will be legally binding.

Patrialis has been ruled guilt of accepting a bribe in the case on the Law on Animal Health. He has been sentenced to eight years in prison, compared to KPK’s demand of 12.5 years.

"We have decided to accept the ruling and will not file an appeal " said Patrialis’ lawyer Susilo Ariwibowo, Tuesday (12/9).

It is unclear why KPK will not lodge an appeal, considering that the difference between their demand and the court’s ruling is quite significant. (dtc/rm)