KPK to Lodge Appeal against Raoul´s Ruling

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 , 16:00:00 WIB - Law

Lawyer Raoul Adhitya Wiranatakusumah (right) is seen talking to his lawyers at the Anti-Corruption Court of Central Jakarta, Monday (9/1). (ANTARA)

JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) will appeal against the ruling handed down by the State Court of Central Jakarta against Raoul Adhitya Wiranatakusuma.

In the case that saw PT Kapuas Tunggal Persada (KTP) attempt to bribe Central Jakarta State Court’s clerk Santoso, Raoul was sentenced to 5 years in prison and fined Rp150 million (US$ 11233.86). Raoul was the lawyer for PT Kapuas Tunggal Persada in the company’s dispute against PT Mitra Maju Sukses (MMS).

KPK spokesperson Febri Diansyah explained that the anti-graft body will lodge an appeal not because of the number years that Raoul will stay in prison or the amount of fine, but because the judges said in their considerations that bribe attempt did not involve any other party.

"We will lodge an appeal against the ruling. One of the crucial argumentations presented by the panel of judges is that there was no evidence to prove that there is a connection between the clerk and judges at the court," Febri said, Monday (16/1).

The judges in question are Casmaya and Partahi Tulus Hutapea, who were judges in the dispute between PT Kapuas Tunggal Persada and PT Mitra Maju Sukses.

In its indictment against Raoul and other suspects, KPK claimed Sin$25,000 from the total of Sin$28,000 of the bribe money was intended for said judges.

"As we have said in our indictment letter against M. Santoso, the bribe attempt was a collective action," Febri said.

Meanwhile, Raoul’s lawyer, Maqdir Ismail, said KPK’s insistence that other parties were involved in the corruption is baseless as witnesses at court did not mention any connection between Raoul, Casmaya and Partahi

"Raoul firmly stated that there was no communication between the two judges. There was only communication between Raoul and M. Santoso," Maqdir said to