KPK to file appeal in e-ID graft case verdict
The Jakarta Post
Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) prosecutors plan to appeal the Jakarta Corruption Court’s guilty verdict of Irman and Sugiharto, defendants in an e-ID graft case that has captured nationwide headlines.
KPK spokesperson Febri Diansyah said prosecutors believed the panel of judges hearing the case had failed to consider several pieces of evidence and witness testimonies.
“As a result, some names were missing from the verdict,” Febri said in an official statement on Tuesday.
In its verdict, the panel named dozens of people who allegedly accepted money from the e-ID procurement graft case, including former lawmaker Markus Nari and former home affairs ministry secretary-general Diah Anggraini.
However, some names were not mentioned in the verdict, including House of Representatives Speaker Setya Novanto, whom the KPK had named a suspect in the case.
Febri said KPK hoped the judges from the higher court would consider the appeal, so the public could be aware of every person who was involved and illegally benefited from state funds. (ecn/kuk/ebf)
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