JAKARTA – The former chairman of the parliament of Indonesia has been sentenced to fifteen years in prison because of corruption. Setya Novanto is, according to the court, have been involved in large-scale fraud in a project for a new national identity card.
The scam cost the state of Indonesia shall be converted to an estimate nearly 140 million euro. The former head of the major political party Golkar must also pay a fine of nearly 30,000 euros.
Novanto is many times associated with corruption but never convicted.