Angelina stands trial today
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Democratic Party lawmaker Angelina Sondakh is expected to stand trial on Thursday for her alleged involvement in a graft case at the Youth and Sports Ministry and the Education and Culture Ministry.
Angelina, who had been detained by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) since April 27, was charged with accepting gratuities and bribes and could face a 20-year jail term and Rp 1 billion (US$105,367) in fines.
KPK spokesman Johan Budi said on Wednesday that antigraft body expected the trial to be able to uncover additional facts in the graft case.
“We hope Angelina will tell the truth and we can use her statement in court to [further] investigate the case, which possibly involves more suspects,” Johan said.
The KPK is now investigating 18 reports of suspicious transactions provided by the Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (PPATK) in connection with Angelina’s case. Angelina’s trial will be presided over by judge Sujatmiko, who also chaired Nunun’s Nurbaeti trial. Members of the judicial panel are Marsudin N., Avi Antara, Hendra Yospin and Aleks Marwata.