JAKARTA - Former head of the Upstream Oil and Gas Regulator (SKK Migas) Rudi Rubiandini was sentenced on Tuesday to 7 years imprisonment for corruption and money laundering. The verdict was lighter than a 10 years jail term with a fine of Rp250 million or an additional jail term of three months demanded by the prosecutor.
The Jakarta anti corruption court presided over by Amin Ismanto also imposed a Rp200 million fine on Rudi or an additional jail term of three months.
Rudi was found guilty of receiving a bribe of S$200,000 and US$900 from Singaporean businessman Widodo Ratanachaithong and PT Kernel Oil Pte Limited (KOPL) via Simon Gunawan Tandjaya and US$522,500 from Artha Meris Simbolon and PT Kaltim Parna Industri Artha Meris Simbolon.
All the money was given to Rudi through his golf trainer Deviardi. The money from Widodo was in exchange of recommendation by Rudi to the energy and mineral resources ministry to cut the gas price for KPI. Rudi said he accepted the sentence and the prosecutors said they would consider to appeal the verdict.