Jakarta – The Supreme Court granted the public prosecutor’s appeal against the fat account owner, Aiptu Labora Sitorus. With the ruling, Labora’s sentence is now 15 years.
“The verdict: the Prosecutor’s decision, refused the defendant,” said the ruling, as quoted by Tempo from the official website of the Supreme Court, Jakarta, Thursday, September 18, 2014.
The decision on the case with the registration number 1081 K / PID.SUS / 2014 was signed on Wednesday, September 17. The panel of judges in this case consists of Surya Jaya, Sri Murwahyuni, and Artidjo Alkostar.
Previously, the Sorong District Court, West Papua, sentenced Labora to 2 years in prison on Monday, February 17, 2014. Even though the prosecutor filed a 15-year prison sentence.
In his consideration, the panel of judges led by Martinus Bala did not find evidence of the prosecutor’s charges related to money laundering. The panel of judges only granted charges about forestry and oil and gas.
Not accepting the decision, the prosecutor appealed to the Papua High Court. The appeal was received and Labora’s sentence was 8 years in prison because of the proven money laundering.
Labora has Rp.1.5 trillion in cash. The money came from stockpiling of fuel oil that was carried out by Labora through PT Seni Adi Wijaya, while logging through PT Rotua.