Azis Syamsuddin Executed to Tangerang Prison

Jakarta, IDN Times – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) executed the former Deputy Speaker of the DPR, Azis Syamsuddin, to the Tangerang Class I Correctional Institution (Lapas). After the court’s decision was declared to have permanent legal force or inkrah, Azis was executed in prison to serve a prison sentence of 3 years and 6 months reduced for the period of detention that had been served during the investigation process.

“KPK Executing Prosecutor Hendra Apriansyah on Monday (7/3/2022) has carried out a decision that has permanent legal force with the convict Muhammad Azis Syamsuddin based on the Corruption Court Decision at the Central Jakarta District Court Number: 89 /Pid.Sus-TPK/2021/PN Jkt. Pst on February 17, 2022,” said Acting Spokesperson for the KPK, Ali Fikri in Jakarta, Tuesday (8/3/2022).

1. In addition to imprisonment and a fine, Azis was also deprived of the right to be elected in public office for 4 years

Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Azis Syamsuddin Executed to Tangerang PrisonAziz Syamsuddin. (BETWEEN PHOTOS/Reno Esnir)

Previously, the panel of judges at the Jakarta Corruption Court sentenced the former Deputy Speaker of the DPR, Azis Syamsuddin, to three years and six months (3.5 years) in prison. Azis is also required to pay a fine of IDR 250 million, a subsidiary of four months in prison.

Another obligation is to undergo additional punishment in the form of revocation of the right to be elected in public office elections for 4 years starting from the completion of serving the main sentence.

Read also: KPK investigates the role of Golkar cadre Aliza Gunado after Azis Syamsuddin is sentenced

2. Azis Syamsudin has paid a fine of IDR 250 million

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Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Azis Syamsuddin Executed to Tangerang PrisonFormer Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Azis Syamsuddin (right) walks towards the prisoner’s car after being examined at the KPK building, Jakarta, Monday (11/10/2021). (BETWEEN PHOTOS/Hafidz Mubarak A)

Ali said, for the criminal fine imposed on the convict in the amount of Rp. 250 million, Azis Syamsudin had paid off the payment through the KPK holding bank account.

“The Executing Prosecutor will immediately make a deposit to the state treasury as part of the assets” recovery corruption cases,” he said.

3. Azis Syamsuddin was found guilty of bribing former KPK investigators worth IDR 3.6 billion

Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Azis Syamsuddin Executed to Tangerang PrisonFormer KPK investigator Stepanus Robin Pattuju (ANTARA PHOTO/Reno Esnir)

In this case, Azis Syamsuddin was charged with bribing former KPK investigator AKP Stepanus Robin Pattuju Rp3,619,658,531 (3.6 billion). The amount consists of IDR 3 billion and USD 36 thousand.

In his indictment, the prosecutor said that Azis bribed AKP Robin to take care of the corruption case in Central Lampung that dragged his name. The bribe was given so that the KPK would not make him and Golkar Party cadre Aliza Gunado as suspects.

Read also: Bribery Case of Ex-KPK Investigator, Azis Syamsuddin Sentenced to 3.5 Years in Prison