e-ID suspect requests justice collaborator status
The Jakarta Post
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has received a request from businessman and graft suspect Anang Sugiana Sudihardjo for justice collaborator status in the e-ID graft case.
KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah said the commission would assess the suspect’s consistency in providing the antigraft body with relevant information regarding the case, which reportedly caused Rp 2.3 trillion (US$172 million) in state losses.
“Requesting justice collaborator status is the right of a suspect or defendant. However, it will depend on their willingness to provide us valuable information. Otherwise, prosecutors will demand the maximum punishment [of 20 years in prison] in the trial,” Febri said on Wednesday.
The KPK has the authority to grant justice collaborator status to any defendant that is considered cooperative in uncovering a graft case. With such a status, the defendant can be rewarded with several benefits, including a lighter sentence and sentence remissions, as mandated in a governmental regulation on remission.
Anang, the president director of IT consulting firm PT Quadra Solution, is the latest suspect of in the case to request justice collaborator status.
Earlier in the month, former House of Representatives speaker and defendant Setya Novanto also requested the status. (ebf)
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