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Jakarta Post

Two antigraft judges arrested for bribery in Central Java

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Sat, August 18 2012   /  11:04 am

Investigators from the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) have arrested two judges with the Semarang Corruption Court for allegedly accepting bribes from graft defendants.

KPK deputy chairman Bambang Widjojanto said that Kartini Marpaung, who serves as an ad hoc judge with the Semarang Corruption Court in Central Java, and Heru Kusbandono, who serves in a similar position at the Pontianak Corruption Court in West Kalimantan, were caught accepting bribes after joining a flag-raising ceremony for the country’s 67th Independence Day on Friday morning.

“Officials from the KPK and the Supreme Court arrested three individuals in front of the Semarang High Court building at around 10 a.m. this morning. Our investigators caught the two judges on the spot accepting bribes worth more than Rp 100 million [US$10,500], from [a third individual] Sri Dartuti, an alleged go-betwee...