Thursday, January 20, 2011

Indonesia: Prisoner bribed to leave jail

Gayus Tambunan was supposed to be in prison over a corruption case involving millions of dollars.

Instead, cameras caught the detained tax offcial wearing a disguise and attending a tennis match.

He allegedly paid guards over $40 000 for 68 trips out of the detention centre where he was being held.

But justice finally caught up with Tambunan, who has now been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from Jakarta.