Inong Melinda Dee, former wealth manager at Citibank, has been sentenced to eight years in prison in Indonesia for money laundering.

Between 2007 and 2011, Inong Melinda Dee, 48, ordered 117 transfers worth 1bn rupiah (£71,000) from her Citigold clients' account to her or her acquaintances' accounts.

"The defendant Inong Melinda Dee has been convincingly and legitimately proven to have committed money laundering offences and therefore we sentence the defendant to eight years in prison," chief judge Gusrizal said.

"The judge ordered the court to confiscate Dee's house, car. My client said she bought the house and cars with her own money," lawyer Muara Karta said.

Dee was arrested in March 2011 as one of Citibank clients - the sister-in-law of tycoon and politician Aburizal Bakrie - noticed illegitimate transfers from her account and reported it to the bank. An internal investigation led to Dee's detention.

Dee's lawyer objected to the sentence, insisting that a number of Dee's possessions rightfully belonged to her.

"The judge ordered the court to confiscate Dee's house, car. My client said she bought the house and cars with her own money," lawyer Muara Karta said after his client was sentenced.

Dee faced the judge as the sentence was delivered and appeared to show little emotion. She worn a shirt, trousers and pink and black high heeled shoes.

Last year, Indonesia slapped lengthy bans on Citibank's credit card and wealth management businesses over the alleged embezzlement, as well as the death of its client following questioning by debt collectors.