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Prosecutors demoted over Gayus tax case

  • Dicky Christanto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, April 9 2010   /  10:05 am

The Attorney General’s Office announced it demoted two prosecutors after both were found guilty of not conducting a proper examination of the corruption case involving tax officer Gayus H. Tambunan.The junior attorney general for monitoring, Hamzah Tadja, said Thursday the prosecutors were Cirus Sinaga, now posted as assistant prosecutor for special crimes at the Central Java Prosecutor’s Office and Poltak Manulang, now posted as deputy head of Maluku Prosecutor’s office.Cirus used to serve as the head of prosecutors tasked to follow up the Gayus case after he received a dossier from the National Police. Cirus’ name was well-known due to his role as a prosecutor in the murder trial of a former chief of the Corruption Eradication Commission, Antasari Azhar. Poltak was the prosecutor who was tasked to build the indictment for Gayus.“We dismissed them from their current posts beca...