JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Defendant Frederick Yunadi sentenced to seven years in prison by the panel of judges of Corruption Court Jakarta, Thursday (28/06/2018).
Fredrich is also required to pay a fine of Rp 500 million subsider 5 months in jail.
“Stating the defendant has been proven legally and convincingly committing a crime by deliberately blocking the investigation of the suspect in a corruption case,” said Judge Chairman Saifuddin Zuhri when reading the verdict.
The verdict was lower than the prosecutors’ demands of the Corruption Eradication Commission, which is 12 years in prison and paid a fine of Rp 600 million subsider 6 months in jail.
In the judges’ consideration, the incriminating thing is the act of Fredrich who does not acknowledge his actions directly and frankly. Then it does not support government programs in combating corruption.
The judges also assessed in the trial Fredrich showed attitude and speech that is not polite and looking for the fault of the other side. “Things that have been lightened have never been punished and have family dependents,” he said.
In the verdict, the judges considered Fredrich’s actions to comply with the elements of preventing, interfering with, or investigating directly or indirectly the investigation, prosecution and examination of the suspects or defendants. Fredrich proven to hinder the legal process conducted KPK investigators against suspects former House Speaker Setya Novanto.
As a lawyer, Frederick did engineering to Setya Novanto to be hospitalized at Medika Permata Hijau Hospital. Fredrich had reserved the patient’s room first, before Novanto had an accident.
Fredrich also asked the doctor of Permata Hijau Hospital to engineer the medical data Setya Novanto. Efforts were made in order to avoid examination by KPK investigators. At that time, Setya Novanto has the status as a suspect in a criminal corruption case in the procurement of electronic identity card (e-ID)