Former Hanura lawmaker Dewie Yasin Limpo was sentened to six years in jail for accepting bribes involving a Papuan power plant project. (Antara Photo/Wahya Putro)

Former Hanura Lawmaker Jailed for 6 Years in Papua Bribery Case


JUNE 13, 2016

Jakarta. The Jakarta Anti-Corruption Court sentenced a former lawmaker to six years in prison on Monday (13/06) for her involvement in a Papuan power plant bribery case.

Dewie Yasin Limpo — who was arrested by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in a sting operation last October and subsequently fired from the People's Conscience Party (Hanura) — was proven guilty of receiving bribes in exchange for ensuring the House of Representatives approved funding for a micro-hydroelectric plant in Deiyai district in this year's state budget.

Presiding judge Mas'ud also ordered Dewi to pay a Rp 200 million ($15,000) fine, or serve another three months in jail.

Dewie's expert staffer Bambang Wahyuhadi – who facilitated the kickback – received a similar sentence.

However, the sentence handed down by the court was more lenient, as prosecutors demanded a nine-year jail term and a Rp 300 million fine.

Deiyai mining office head Irenius Adi and Abdi Bumi Cendrawasih director Setiadi Jusuf were earlier found guilty by the same court and each sentenced to two years in prison for providing the bribe money.