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Djoko Tjandra allegedly prepared $10m to bribe Supreme Court, AGO officials

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    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Mon, September 21 2020   /  01:00 am
Petugas kepolisian membawa buronan kasus korupsi pengalihan hak tagih (cessie) Bank Bali Djoko Tjandra (kedua kiri) yang ditangkap di Malaysia setibanya di Bandara Halim Perdanakusuma Jakarta, Kamis (30/7/2020). (Antara/Nova Wahyudi)

Djoko Soegiharto Tjandra, a graft convict and former fugitive in the high-profile Bank Bali corruption case, allegedly planned to bribe officials at the Supreme Court and the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) to help him secure an acquittal in the case. AGO spokesperson Hari Setiyono said the figure was estimated to be around US$10 million. “Djoko, along with prosecutor Pinangki Sirna Malasari and NasDem politician Andi Irfan Jaya, agreed to provide $10 million to be handed to some officials at the Supreme Court and the AGO for securing the acquittal,” Hari said on Thursday as quoted by kompas.com.  The AGO had previously accused Pinangki of receiving a $500,000 bribe from Djoko to lobby the Supreme Court to overturn a 2009 verdict that found him guilty of involvement in the 1998 Bank Bali corruption case. In a proposal named “action plan”, Pi...