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AGO in hot water amid corruption allegations

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According to the KPK's Anticorruption Clearing House (ACCH), the antigraft body had named seven prosecutors as graft suspects from 2004 to 2018.(Shutterstock/KAMONRAT)
Kharishar Kahfi
Jakarta   ●   Sun, June 30, 2019

Law enforcers have again come under the spotlight following fresh allegations of corruption within the Attorney General’s Office (AGO).

On Saturday, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) named the general crime assistant of the Jakarta High Prosecutors’ Office, Agus Winoto, a suspect for allegedly accepting bribes from lawyer Alvin Suherman and one-time client, businessman Sendy Perico, pertaining to a case handled by his office. Both Alvin and Sendy were also named suspects.

The case revolves around a lawsuit filed by Sendy against Alvin, whom he suspected of embezzling Rp 11 billion (US$780,494) from him. However, during the trial, Sendy and Alvin allegedly agreed to settle the issue amicably, with the latter requesting Sendy help get the prosecution's initial sentence demand of two years in prison lowered.

Alvin and Sendy are accu...

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