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Jakarta Post

Dozens of North Sumatra councillors named graft suspects

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, March 31, 2018   /   01:03 pm
Dozens of North Sumatra councillors named graft suspects Corruption Eradication Commission chairman Agus Rahardjo. (Antara/Puspa Perwitasari)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has named 38 members and former members of the North Sumatra Legislative Council as graft suspects.

KPK chairman Agus Rahardjo said they were suspected of accepting bribes in the form of gifts or promises from Gatot Pujo Nugroho, the former governor of North Sumatra.

The KPK had sent a notification letter on March 29 to the North Sumatra legislative speaker about the investigation, Agus said, as reported by Antara.

Among the implicated councillors are Rijal Sirait, Rinawati Sianturi, Rooslynda Marpaung, Fadly Nurzal, Abu Bokar Tambak, Enda Mora Lubi and M Yusuf Siregar.

In March last year, the Medan Corruption Court found Gatot guilty of bribery and sentenced him to four years in prison and a fine of Rp 250 million (US$18,664).

The judges said Gatot had paid Rp 61.8 billion in bribes to members of North Sumatra’s legislative council to smoothen deliberations on the provincial budget. (gis/ahw)