Sat, 13 Aug 1994

Soldier jailed for extortion

SURABAYA: The local military tribunal has sentenced a member of the military police to two years imprisonment for extortion.

The court found Maj. Kuswadiono, 47, guilty of abusing his position by extorting a fellow soldier and a number of businessmen accused of taking part in a lube oil scam, the Antara news agency reported.

Between 1992 and 1993, Kuswadiono, according to the court, obtained a total of Rp 203 million from the suspects after he threatened them with prosecution.

The military prosecutors had previously sought a one-year jail term. (emb)