Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has been found guilty by the Kuala Lumpur High Court for seeking bribes in exchange for securing government contracts, just days after her husband and former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak was jailed for corruption.
She was sentenced to 10 years’ jail and fined a record RM970 million, the largest fine imposed by the High Court for a graft case.
Mohamed Zaini said should Rosmah fail to pay the fine, she will be liable to a total 30 years in jail, owing to the three charges for which she was found guilty.
He also ruled that the prosecution had proven its case beyond a reasonable doubt.
The former First Lady of Malaysia was charged with soliciting RM187.5 million from former Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd managing director, Saidi Abang Samsudin through her former aide, Rizal Mansor, as an inducement to help the company secure the billion-ringgit solar project.
She was also charged with two counts of receiving bribes amounting to RM5 million and RM1.5 million from Saidi at Seri Perdana, Putrajaya on 20 December 2016 and at Jalan Langgak Duta on 7 September 2017 respectively.