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Jakarta Post

Prosecutors guilty of misconduct, one fired

  • Dian Kuswandini

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, December 23 2008   /  10:59 am

Following months of internal investigations, the Attorney General's Office (AGO) has fired a prosecutor and reprimanded three others for their involvement in a bribery scandal. Assistant attorney general for internal affairs Darmono said Monday prosecutor Urip Tri Gunawan had officially been dishonorably dismissed from the corps after being found guilty by the Corruption Court of receiving a bribe from a businesswoman close to tycoon Sjamsul Nursalim, who was under AGO investigation at the time. "UTG was dismissed dishonorably from his duty as a public servant. He was proven to have accepted a bribe and the court has sentenced him to 20 years in jail," Darmono said. Former assistant attorney general for special crimes Kemas Yahya Rahman, former assistant attorney general for civic and state administrative affairs Untung Udji Santoso, former director of in...