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Indonesia’s corruption court has sentenced one of the country’s top judges to eight years in prison for taking a bribe.
The sentencing by a panel of five judges is the second time a Constitutional Court judge has been imprisoned for bribery since 2014.
The corruption court said Monday that Constitutional Court Judge Patrialis Akbar was guilty of receiving thousands of dollars from a meat importer to influence the outcome of a judicial review of the law on animal husbandry.
Indonesia’s anti-corruption police said Akbar was caught “red handed” in an anti-graft sting in January.
The meat importer, Basuki Hariman, was earlier sentenced to seven years in prison.