Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Former W. Java governor may face 20 years in jail over graft

Prosecutors have charged former West Java governor Danny Setiawan with articles 2 and 3 of the 1999 Corruption Law threatening him to possibly serve 20 years in jail due to his alleged role in the fire engines procurement graft case.

Reading out indictments on Monday’s court session at the Corruption Court, prosecutor Ketut Sumedana had demanded the defendant to pay Rp 1 billion (US$ 833,000) in fine should he was proven to have involved in the case that caused losses of up to Rp 50 billion in 2003 and 2004.

”From such a total of money, the defendant also received Rp2.75 billion, while other defendants Wahyu Kurnia and Ijudin Budiana received Rp 1.3 billion and Rp 2.28 billion, respectively,” he said as quoted by tempointeraktif.com.

Wahyu is former chairman of the provincial logistics bureau, while Ijudin is former chairman for the provincial program director.

”In the procurement project, all defendants failed to specify the types of the engines thus causing the regional administration to allocate more money,” Ketut said.

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) first announced Danny was a suspect in the case on July 21 last year, and detained him at the National Police Headquarters
in South Jakarta. (ewd)

The Jakarta Post , Jakarta | Mon, 03/02/2009 9:22 PM | National