Legislator receives two-month sentence for using state car for campaign

Legislator receives two-month sentence for using state car for campaign

(Photos File) - The Elections Ombudsman removed an election campaign sticker from a public transportation car in Tasikmalaya City, West Java , on Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018. (ANTARA FOTO/ADENG BUSTOMI)

Sleman, Yogyakarta (ANTARA News) - The Sleman district court, Monday, sentenced Vice Chairman of the Gunung Kidul District Legislative Council (DPRD) Ngadiyono to two months` imprisonment, with a four-month probation period, for using a state car for a legislative campaign.

The defendant was lawfully and convincingly guilty of committing an electoral crime in accordance with General Election Law No. 7 of 2017, judge Suparna stated.

The court also imposed a fine of Rp7.5 million on Ngadiyono, with a four-month probation period, or face additional two months in jail if he fails to pay the fine, the judge remarked.

The panel of judges said using the state facility for campaign is a violation of the election campaign ban in accordance with the law. The other violation is using a place of worship for election campaign.

"According to the legal fact disclosed, the defendant has met (one of) the elements," Suparna added.

Reporting by Victorianus Sat Pranyoto
Editing by Suharto

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