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Former Indonesian police general gets death for killing subordinate

Latest law enforcement scandal as national anti-graft ranking plummets

Ferdy Sambo, a former Indonesian police general accused of murder, during his trial at South Jakarta District Court in Jakarta.    © Reuters

JAKARTA -- A disgraced Indonesian former police general was sentenced to death on Monday for the murder of a subordinate in a case that highlights corruption and other scandals in the police force, as the nation falls in international anti-graft rankings.

Ferdy Sambo, a former inspector general in the National Police, was found guilty of the premeditated murder of his adjutant, Brig. Gen. Nofriansyah Yosua Hutabarat, as well as of attempting to destroy evidence.

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