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Jakarta Post

Tycoon detained for alleged bribery

  • Arghea Desafti Hapsari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 5 2010   /  10:14 am

The antigraft body has detained tycoon Darianus Lungguk Sitorus, after naming him a suspect in a possible graft case involving a Jakarta State Administrative High Court judge recently caught accepting bribes.Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) spokesman Johan Budi, confirmed Tuesday that Darianus was taken to the National Police detention center in South Jakarta after he was questioned for more than seven hours. Darianus was released from jail just four months ago after serving several years in jail for his involvement in an illegal logging case. Johan said Darianus was charged with corruption and faced a maximum 15 year jail sentence if proven guilty. “The KPK suspects that [Darianus], together with Abner Sirait, attempted to bribe the judge [Ibrahim]. He will be detained for 20 days,” he said.Abner Sirait is a lawyer for PT Sabar Ganda, a company owned by Darianus’ son. In ea...