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Jakarta Post

Former Supiori regent in Papua indicted for corruption

  • Nethy Dharma Somba

    The Jakarta Post

Jayapura   /   Tue, July 24 2012   /  10:26 am

Former Supiori regent in Papua, Rev. Julius Mnusefer, was indicted at the Jayapura Corruption Court in Jayapura on Monday for his alleged involvement in corrupting Rp 13.9 billion (US$1,470,900) from the 2010 regional budget.

The trial was presided over by the chairman of the panel of judges Khairul Fuad, while the defendant was accompanied by his lawyer Habel Rumbiak.

The indictment was read by public prosecutor Riza Ramdani and Arnold Awom.

Based on the indictment, Mnusefer was said to have violated Article 2 and 3 of the law on corruption by misusing state money to enrich himself and others. He faces a prison sentence of up to four years.

The acts of corruption were said to have been carried out in 2010 when Mnusefer assumed his post as Supiori regent after being sworn in to replace regent Jules F Warikar, who was unable to continue his duty after he was se...