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Japanese exec jailed in Indonesia for bribery

A Japanese national was sentenced this week in Indonesia to three years in prison for bribing a judge of a local industrial relations court.

Shiokawa Toshio became Indonesia’s first foreign graft convict, according to the Jakarta Globe.

He was tried and sentenced by the Bandung Anti-Corruption Court on Tuesday.

Toshio was also ordered to pay a $20,000 fine or serve an extra six months in jail.

Prosecutors had sought a seven-year sentence.

‘Toshio, the president director of Onamba Indonesia,’ the Jakarta Globe said, ‘was proven guilty of bribing Imas Dianasari, an ad hoc judge with the Bandung Industrial Relations Court, over a labor dispute case involving the electrical wire manufacturer.’

After accepting the bribe, the judge ruled in favor of the company and allowed it to fire striking workers.

The bribe was handled by Onamba’s human resources manager, an Indonesian national.

The judge who took the bribe received a six-year prison term, and the Indonesian HR manager got four years, the Jakarta Globe reported.

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