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Zumi Zola ready to undergo six years imprisonment

Jumat 07 Dec 2018 15:28 WIB

Rep: Dian Fath Risalah, Puti Almas/ Red: Reiny Dwinanda

Non-active Jambi Governor Zumi Zola gets six years imprisonment

Non-active Jambi Governor Zumi Zola gets six years imprisonment

Foto: Republika/Iman Firmansyah
Zumi Zola says he will not file legal appeal effort.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA — Jakarta Corruption Court has sentenced non-active Jambi Governor Zumi Zola six years imprisonment on Thursday (Dec 6). According to Zumi, he has accepted the verdict and stated that he is ready to undergo the legal process against him.

Zumi also said he expected Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) prosecutor accepted the verdict and would not file legal appeal effort. He hoped soon the verdict is inkracht (conclusive legal evidence).

“I accept the judge’s decision and all the legal proceedings. I hope the prosecutor too and soon (the verdict) is inkracht,” Zumi said on Thursday (Dec 6).

Also read: Zola charged with receiving graft money, bribing lawmaker

Meanwhile, KPK prosecutor Iskandar Marwanto said will consider first the verdict. He also stressed that will ask for a response from KPK leaders.

"We have a hierarchy related to the process, we report to  the leaders, and how we will wait first,” Iskandar said.

Zumi was sentenced six years imprisonment and a fine Rp 500 million, subsider three months confinement. The sentence was lighter than eight years imprisonment and Rp 1 billion fine, as demanded by KPK prosecutor.

Panel of judges found Zumi was guilty of accepting gratuity and channeling bribes to provincial legislative council members in transactions related to the deliberation of provincial budgets. Zumi was also imposed an additional criminal sanction, which is revocation of political rights for five years.

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