According to the Bertelsmann Foundation 2012, military, business, and political interests still play a role within the Indonesian judiciary. Bribery within the judicial service often influences prosecution, conviction, and sentencing in many civil and criminal cases.
According to the US Department of State 2012, NGOs have implicated 84 anti-corruption judges for engaging in corruption. The report also claims that key individuals in the judicial system were accused of accepting bribes and of turning a blind eye to some of the suspected corrupt government offices. Moreover, prosecution, conviction, and sentencing in both civil and criminal cases are allegedly influenced by bribes and extortion.
District court judge, Syarifuddin Umar, is an example of a judge who received punishment as a consequence of his corrupt actions. According to a February 2012 article by The Jakarta Post, Syarifuddin was convicted of accepting bribes while handling a case in relation to the conversion of a land status, and therefore sentenced to four years in prison.