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KPK catches judge taking Rp 300m bribe

  • Arghea Desafti Hapsari and Bagus BT Saragih

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 31 2010   /  10:00 am

Antigraft officers caught a Jakarta State Administrative High Court judge taking Rp 300 million (US$33,000) in bribes from a lawyer Tuesday.The judge, identified as Ibrahim, was seen pocketing the money from lawyer Abner Sirait at a crowded Cempaka Putih Barat area of Central Jakarta. A team from the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) arrested them.KPK spokesman Johan Budi said the commission “immediately named the two as suspects”.KPK deputy leader Bibit Samad Rianto said the arrest “confirmed the existence of corrupt practice in the judicial institution and at the police.”A team of KPK officers had tailed the two suspects from early Tuesday morning. At around 9 a.m., Ibrahim and Abner were seen leaving the Administrative Court building in Cikini, Central Jakarta, in two cars with chauffeurs. The officers said the two met on Jl. Mardani Raya where Abner handed over a black ...