KPK prosecutors hunt for Mochtar
Mochtar Muhammad: Former Bekasi Mayor. Kompas/Cokorda YudistiraFile information
A team of
prosecutors from the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is searching for
graft convict Bekasi Mayor Mochtar Mohamad to make him serve a six-year prison
Tuesday, Mochtar, who is a politician from the Indonesian Democratic Party of
Struggle (PDI-P), ignored a second KPK summons.
In early March, the
Supreme Court’s appellate panel ruled in favor of the KPK and sentenced Mochtar
to six years in jail after the Bandung Corruption Court acquitted Mochtar in
November last year on four counts of graft centering on the illegal management
of the Bekasi budget.
immediately arresting and putting Mochar in prison, the KPK instead summons Mochtar.
The KPK waited until 5 p.m. for Mochtar to turn himself in.
"He did not
show up by 5 p.m. So, the KPK has decided to take firm action against him. We
will force him," KPK spokesperson Johan Budi said. "A team of
prosecutors is currently searching for Mochtar."
said he was not able to disclose the latest findings, saying that he had yet to
be informed whether the team had detained him or where they were deployed.