KOMPAS.com – Former Chief Justice Artidjo Alkostar returns today, Sunday (28/2/2021).
When he was a judge, he was the figure most feared by corruptors when he was still on duty at the Supreme Court.
When the judge’s hammer was in Artidjo’s hand, instead of the corruptors hoping to get leniency, they were rewarded with a harsher verdict.
Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law and Human Rights Mahfud MD, through his Twitter account, Sunday (28/2/2021), said Artidjo was a law enforcement figure full of integrity.
We are left again by a law enforcement figure who is full of integrity. Former Supreme Court judge Artidjo Alkostar who is now a member of the KPK Supervisory Board has died this afternoon (Sunday, 28/2/2021). Inna lillah wainna ilaihi raji’un. Allahumma ighfir you know ????????
— Mahfud MD (@mohmahfudmd) February 28, 2021
Since his career in 2000 in MA, there have been at least a dozen criminals who have experienced additional punishment from Artidjo.
The following are the criminals convicted by Artidjo:
1. Anas Urbaningrum
The former chairman of the Democratic Party was convicted in the corruption case for the construction project of the Hambalang National Education, Training and School Center (P3SON) in 2010-2012.
Reported Kompas.com, October 1, 2020, the first sentence handed down to Anas was 8 years in prison and a fine of IDR 300 million, a subsidiary of three months in prison. After that Anas filed an appeal.
In February 2015, the appellate panel of judges ruled Anas’s sentence to be 7 years imprisonment or 1 year lower than the verdict in the first instance.
Even though he was given a lighter sentence, Anas actually filed an appeal to the Supreme Court. There he met Artidjo Alkostar.
Anas’s application was rejected. The panel of cassation judges led by Artidjo Alkostar actually sentenced the former member of the General Election Commission (KPU) to 14 years in prison.
Later, the sentence that Anas should have served was reduced by six years from what it should have been after filing a judicial review, from 14 to 8 years previously.
The judges of the PK, who consisted of Sunarto as chairman of the panel, were accompanied by member judges Andi Samsan Nganro and Mohammad Askin, Wednesday (30/9/2020).
2. Atut Chosiyah
Former Banten Governor Atut Chosiyah had his case handled by Artidjo. Atut Chosiyah is a convict in a Banten bribery and medical device case.
Launch Kompas.com, February 23, 2015, the Supreme Court increased Atut’s sentence from 4 years to 7 years in prison.
Previously Atut filed an appeal to the Supreme Court, but it was rejected. The cassation was decided by three different assemblies, consisting of Artijo Alkostar, Krisna Harahap, Surachmin, MS Lumme, and Mohamad Askin.
3. Lutfi Hasan Ishaaq
The former PKS president was convicted in the beef import corruption case. He was sentenced to 16 years in prison in 2014 by the Jakarta Corruption Court.
However, the Supreme Court increased his sentence to 18 years in prison. Launch Kompas.com, 16 September 2014, in its cassation decision, the Supreme Court also revoked Lutfi’s political right to be elected to public office.
The decision was handed down on 15 September 2014 with the chairman of the cassation panel who is also the Chairman of the Supreme Court Criminal Chamber, Artidjo Alkostar, as well as members of the panel of Supreme Court Justices M Askin and MS Lumme.
As a member of the DPR, Lutfi was proven to have had a transactional relationship by using electoral power for a reward or a fee from a beef entrepreneur.
He was also proven to have received a promise of Rp. 40 billion worth of money from PT Indoguna Utama and part of it, which was Rp. 1.3 billion, had been received through Ahmad Fathanah.
Artidjo said Lutfi’s actions as a member of the DPR by engaging in transactional relationships had hurt people’s trust.
Artidjo said the cassation panel rejected the defendant’s cassation because it was only a repetition of the facts that had been presented in the court of first instance and on appeal.
The Supreme Court granted the public prosecutor’s cassation. The verdict, which has permanent legal force, is the same as that of the KPK prosecutor, namely 10 years in prison and eight years in prison for money laundering.
4. Angelina Sondakh
The former member of the House of Representatives from the Democratic Party faction was caught in a corruption case of the Ministry of National Education and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
Launch Kompas.com, 21 November 2013, Angelina Sondakh alias Angie was sentenced to 12 years in prison and a fine of Rp. 500 million from the previous sentence of 4 years and 6 months.
The cassation panel also imposed additional penalties in the form of compensation payments of Rp. 12.58 billion and US $ 2.35 million (around Rp. 27.4 billion).
The decision was given by the cassation panel chaired by the Head of the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court Artidjo Alkostar with member judges MS Lumme and Mohammad Askin on November 20, 2013.
According to the cassation committee, Angie is considered to be active in asking for and receiving money related to projects at the Ministry of National Education and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
5. Akil Mochtar
The former Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court, Akil Mochtar, was convicted in the election dispute bribery case.
Launch Kompas.com, February 23, 2015, at the first level, Akil was sentenced to life in a case of alleged corruption in receiving prizes related to the management of 10 regional head election disputes (pilkada) at the Constitutional Court and money laundering.
Akil was proven to have accepted bribes related to four of the five election disputes in the first indictment, namely the Gunung Mas Regency Pilkada (Rp. 3 billion), Central Kalimantan (Rp. 3 billion), the Lebak Pilkada in Banten (Rp. 1 billion), Pilkada Empat Lawang (Rp. 10 billion. and 500,000 US dollars), as well as the Pilkada of Palembang City (around Rp. 3 billion).
Akil sentenced to life imprisonment after the Supreme Court rejected his appeal.
(Source: Kompas.com/Dani Prabowo, Inggried Dwi Wedhaswary, Bayu Galih, Sandro Gatra)