Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Former secretary general of the energy and mineral resource (ESDM) ministry Waryono Karno was sentenced to 6 years imprisonment with a fine of Rp300 million for corruption.

The special anti corruption court found Waryono guilty of causing the state a loss of Rp11.124 billion.

He was also found to have accepted US$284,862 in bribe money from private company and bribed lawmaker Sutan Bhatoegana with US$140,000 to approve budget for the ministry.

"The suspect was found guilty of committing corruption and graft," presiding judge Artha Theresia said here on Wednesday.

The punishment was lighter than 9 years with a fine of Rp200 million as demanded by the prosecutor.

Waryono said he would discuss with his lawyer whether he would appeal the verdict or not. (*)

Editor: Heru Purwanto
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