Ex-Garuda chief given 8-year prison term for corruption, reports say

JAKARTA — The former president director of Garuda Indonesia, Emirsyah Satar has been found guilty of corruption while at the majority state-owned carrier and handed a prison term of eight years, the country’s corruption court ruled on Friday, according to local media Tempo.

Satar, who spent nine years as the head of Garuda between 2005 and 2014, was also fined 1 billion rupiah ($67,000), media said. He was convicted of receiving 46 billion rupiah worth of bribes from Soetikno Soedarjo, a local business person, in relation to the procurement of aircraft and aircraft engines. He also faces a further three

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