Chief justice arrested for bribery charges

The Jakarta Post:

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has announced the arrest of Constitutional Court (MK) Chief Justice Akil Mochtar, a Golkar Party politician named Chairunissa, Gunung Mas Regent Hambit Bintih and two businessmen identified as CN and DH over bribery charges on Wednesday night in a sting operation.

KPK spokesman Johan Budi SP said the investigators had also seized around Rp 3 billion worth of Singapore dollars from Akil’s house as evidence. “We are now still questioning them,” Johan said as quoted by kompas.com.

The money was allegedly given to Akil as bribe money so he would deliver a ruling in favor of the regent during the Gunung Mas elections lawsuit currently being tried at the MK.

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