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Jakarta Post

Ex councillor charged with bribery, money laundering

  • Indra Budiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, August 25 2016   /  07:19 am

Former city councillor M. Sanusi stood trial at the Jakarta Corruption Court on Wednesday for his alleged role in a high-profile bribery case centering on the deliberation of a draft bylaw pertaining to the controversial Jakarta Bay reclamation project.

The Gerindra Party politician, who is also the brother of City Council deputy speaker M. Taufik, stands accused of accepting Rp 2 billion (US$150,642) in bribes from developer PT Agung Podomoro Land (APL), which had been granted the reclamation projects.

In addition to the bribery charges, Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) prosecutors also accuse Sanusi of money laundering. The KPK alleges that the councillor laundered Rp 45 billion of illegally obtained money.

Prosecutor Ronald Worotikan said in December 2015 and February this year, Sanusi initiated at least two meetings with Sugianto “Aguan” Kusuma, chai...