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Jakarta Post

Attorney's arrest a blow for Hendarman

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, March 4 2008   /  01:31 am

Attorney General Hendarman Supandji came close to breaking down at news one of his prosecutors handling corruption cases was charged by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) with allegedly accepting bribes. In emotional tones, Hendarman said he had never imagined any government prosecutors would be involved in bribery. Hendarman was trying to hold back tears as he told the press of his shock and regret. "I feel like I have been betrayed by my own subordinate. What he did really hurt our institution," he said, his voice shaking. Prosecutor Urip Tri Gunawan was arrested by the KPK on Sunday for allegedly accepting US$600,000 cash from Artalita Suryani. Hendarman said his 35 prosecutors handling the Bank Indonesia liquidity support (BLBI) graft scandal had good track records. "There's no forgiveness ... for anyone involved (in...