Semarang justices linked to bribery
Judicial Commission chief, Eman Suparman, has announced he is suspicious of a number of recent rulings at the Semarang Corruption Court, in which graft defendants charged with bribery had been acquitted.
“The information is based on the findings of our investigating team,” he told the press after attending a meeting of Indonesian lawyers in Semarang on Friday.
He said the investigating team discovered that four justices at the corruption court had asked for money from lawyers whose clients had been released from all graft charges. It was a violation of the ethics code, he added.
“All the four justices have testified,” said Eman, who refused to disclose their identities.
Eman said he hoped the Supreme Court would be more careful in selecting justices for corruption courts. According to him, the justices with the Semarang Corruption Court were unqualified, Antara news agency reported.
He said he hoped the justices would be punished and not simply moved to other regions. (Ainur)