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Meikarta corruption trial kicks off in Bandung

  • Arya Dipa

    The Jakarta Post

Bandung   /   Thu, December 20 2018   /  01:09 am

The Bandung Corruption Court kicked off on Wednesday the trial for a graft case surrounding the Meikarta township project in Bekasi, West Java, with suspended Bekasi regent Neneng Hasanah Yasin and project executives implicated in the case.

Sitting on the bench were Billy Sindoro, a former executive with Lippo conglomerate, and project consultants and employees Henry Jasmen P. Sitohan, Fitradjadja Purnama and Taryudi.

The prosecutors indicted the defendants for bribery and gratuity under the Corruption Law, which carries a maximum sentence of five years’ imprisonment and Rp 250 million (US$17,285) in fines.

Prosecutor Yadyn said the case began when PT Mahkota Sentosa Utama, a subsidiary of PT Lippo Cikarang Tbk., planned in 2016 to build the Meikarta township megaproject on 438 hectares of land in Cibatu, South Cikarang, Bekasi regency. The plan included apartment...