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Attorney general, ex-chief justice mentioned in indictment

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    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Thu, September 24 2020   /  01:00 am
Defendant Pinangki Sirna Malasari listens as prosecutors read an indictment letter against her during a hearing in the Jakarta Corruption Court on Sept. 23, 2020. Prosecutors indict her of allegedly receiving and laundering money received in exchange for assisting graft convict Djoko Soegiarto Tjandra in his runaway.(Antara/Muhammad Adimaja)

Prosecutors mentioned the names of Attorney General ST Burhanuddin and former Supreme Court chief justice Hatta Ali on Wednesday in their indictment against prosecutor Pinangki Sirna Malasari, who is accused of assisting graft convict Djoko Soegiarto Tjandra during his time as a fugitive from the law. Pinangki is standing trial at the Central Jakarta District Court on charges of money laundering and bribery after allegedly agreeing to accept bribes amounting to US$500,000 from Djoko for conspiring to secure an acquittal for him from the Supreme Court. The court found Djoko guilty in 2009 for his involvement in the high-profile Bank Bali corruption case. In the indictment letter, prosecutors said that Burhanuddin and Hatta were listed in Pinangki’s action plan to secure the acquittal for Djoko, who was then on the run. “The defendant [Pinangki] and [another suspect...