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First Travel bosses sentence 20 years and 18 years in prison

Rabu 30 May 2018 18:52 WIB

Rep: Puti Almas/ Red: Nur Aini

Andika Surachman and Anniesa Hasibuan.

Andika Surachman and Anniesa Hasibuan.

Foto: Republika/Iman Firmansyah
Andika and Anniesa are proven to commit fraud, said judges on Wednesday.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, DEPOK -- Panel of judges at Depok District Court in West Java sentenced defendants in alleged fraud case involving First Travel agency, Andika Surachman and Anniesa Hasibuan. Andika was sentenced 20 years in prison and Anniesa 18 years in prison.

"The defendants Andika Surachman and Anniesa Hasibuan are proven to commit fraud and money laundering," said panel of judges chief, Soebandi on Wednesday (30/5).

The judges also ordered Andika and Anniesa to pay Rp 10 billion in fines. They would face an additional eight months in prison, as an alternative if they refuse or can not pay.

Previously, prosecutor charged Andika and Anniesa 20 years imprisonment and fine Rp 10 billion or 1 year 4 months confinement. The two defendants are the main suspects in a scam amounting to Rp 848 billion from 56,682 would-be pilgrims, who had bought umrah (minor haj) tour packages from First Travel.

Andika and Anniesa were charged under articles 378 and 55 of Criminal Code on fraud and Article 3 Law No. 8/2010 on money laundering. The other suspect, First Travel manager Siti Nuraida Hasibuan (Kiki) had been sentenced to 18 years imprisonment and Rp 5 billion in fines or another year in prison.

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