Suara.com – The Legal Advisory Team for the defendant, former Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Edhy Prabowo, Soesilo Aribowo, admitted that he was optimistic that today the panel of judges would give an acquittal to his client.
Edhy will undergo a trial verdict in the bribery case for the 2020 lobster seed export permit at the Corruption Court (Tipikor), Central Jakarta, Thursday (15/7/2021) today.
Soesilo’s reason that Edhy could be acquitted, he claimed, was because the Public Prosecutor’s (JPU) evidence during the trial was quite weak.
“My hope as a legal adviser to Mr. Edhy Prabowo, because of the weak evidence of the Public Prosecutor, is his hope that he will be released or at least Article 11,” said Soesilo confirmed, Thursday (15/7/2021).
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Edhy has been sentenced to five years in prison in the bribery case for the license to export lobster seeds at the Corruption Court (Tipikor), Central Jakarta, Tuesday (29/6/2021).
In addition to corporal punishment, Edhy also paid a fine of up to Rp 400 million, a subsidiary of six months in prison.
“Declare that the defendant Edhy Prabowo is legally and convincingly proven guilty of committing a criminal act of corruption. Sentencing the defendant in the form of imprisonment for 5 years and a fine of Rp. (29/6/2021).
The KPK prosecutor also gave additional punishment to the defendant Edhy Prabowo in the form of paying replacement money of Rp 9,687,447,219 and USD 77 thousand.
In the prosecutor’s indictment, Edhy Prabowo is said to have received bribes of around Rp. 24,625,587,250,000 and USD 77,000 related to the bribery case for the 2020 lobster seed export permit.
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Prosecutor Ronald detailed that Edhy received bribes through intermediaries, namely, his personal secretary Amiril Mukminin and his staff especially Safri received a total of USD 77,000 from the boss of PT. Two Putera Perkasa Pratama (DPPP) Suharjito.
Source: Suara.com by www.suara.com.
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