The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Mon, 04/04/2011
The Corruption Court on Monday handed down three years and three months imprisonment for former Health Ministry secretary Sjafii Ahmad, for his involvement in corruption.
Judges at the court found Sjafii guilty of engineering the procurement of portable X-ray machines for the ministry in 2007, causing state losses of Rp 9.48 billion (US$1 million).
Sjafii is also required to pay Rp 100 million in fines.
His lawyer, Firman Wijaya, said he would consider filing an appeal, adding that Sjafii had only committed an administrative fault, whereas judges had applied a maximum penalty.
Prosecutors in the case previously demanded Sjafii serve four years and six months in prison.