Treasurer of Indonesian Sport Committee sent to jail in graft case

Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-21 20:39:55|Editor: xuxin
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JAKARTA, May 21 (Xinhua) -- An Indonesian court for anti-graft crimes has sent a treasurer of the country's Sport Committee to jail in corruption case, a move aiming at clearing the sport sector from such irregularity.

Johny E Awuy was found guilty of bribing deputy IV for sport development of the Youth and Sport Ministry Mulyana and another official, presiding judge Muhammad Arifin said on Monday night.

The bribery aimed to persuade them to speed up approval and disbursement of the grant proposed the committee, according to the court.

"The court states that the defendant is convincingly proven guilty in conducting corruption," Arifin said.

The panel of judges said that the aggravating factor is that the defendant's act is against the government's serious attempt in fighting corruption.

The court also decided that the defendant must pay fine.

Awuy bribed the officials with total funds of 615 million rupiah (some 43,214.3 U.S. dollars), one car and a mobile phone, according to the court.

Earlier this month, a prosecutor in Jakarta anti-corruption court demanded prison term of four years for secretary general of national sport committee Ending Fuad Hamidy who jointly bribed the officials along with Awuy.

Previously, the committee submitted a proposal for financial assistance in the form of grant to the ministry for financing the supervising and companion of sport development ahead of the Asian Games and Asian Para Games in the country last year.

Indonesia have been struggling to clear corruption from sport sector which has disrupted efforts to advance the achievement of the athletes.