Indonesia’s ex-sports minister jailed for corruption
An Indonesian former sports minister has been jailed for 7 years after being found guilty of taking $800,000 in bribes, his lawyer said Tuesday.
The sentence handed down Monday by a Jakarta anticorruption court came after Imam Nahrawi was convicted of accepting bribes to approve grants given the Indonesian Sports Council.
The 46-year-old was also banned from running for public office for 4 years and given a month to pay restitution of $1.3 million or see his assets auctioned. Nahrawi — who stepped down last year when named as a suspect in the case — stands by his innocence, his lawyer Wa Ode
Nur Zainab told AFP.
“We are still discussing whether or not to file an appeal,” he said Tuesday.