KPK set to start Angelina’ graft trial
Angelina Sondakh: (JP/P.J. Leo)
Lawmaker Angelina “Angie” Sondakh will soon be tried for corruption in the Southeast Asian Games athletes’ village construction project scandal.
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) had completed Angelina’s case dossier, or investigation, and would soon indict the lawmaker, KPK spokesman Johan Budi said on Tuesday in Jakarta.
Angelina, who has held by the KPK since April 27, would soon be transferred to the Pondok Bambu Penitentiary in Duren Sawit, East Jakarta, Johan said.
Angelina, who was brought to the KPK’s headquarters from its detention center at 10 a.m. to sign her dossier, said that she was ready.
“God willing, I am ready. Pray for me so I can be with my children soon,” she said.
The former Democratic Party deputy-secretary-general was named suspect on Feb. 3 in a graft case surrounding the construction of the SEA Games athletes’ village in South Sumatra.
She was also named a suspect in a case related to fraudulent budget allocations for the Education and Culture Ministry.
KPK charged Angelina with accepting gratuities or bribes, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment and a Rp 1 billion (US$105,367) fine.
According to the testimony of graft convict M. Nazaruddin, Angelina accepted billions of rupiah in kickbacks in both projects. (iwa)
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