Thursday, January 14, 2010

KPK detains Anggodo Widjojo

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has finally detained Anggodo Widjojo, brother of fugitive businessman Anggoro Widjojo, after being named as suspect in a corruption case. Anggodo will be sent to Cipinang penitentiary in Jakarta. Anggodo is accused of his role in attempts to bribe KPK leaders and hinder its investigation into a graft case at the Forestry Ministry.
Anggodo captured public attention after the Constitutional Court presented a recording unveiling his "cooperation" with high-ranking officials, including from National Police and Attorney General's Office, in an alleged attempt to frame KPK leaders Bibit Samad Rianto and Chandra M. Hamzah.
KPK suspected Anggodo have violated three articles of Anti-Corruption Law: Article 21 (hinder a corruption investigation), Article 15, and Article 53. He could face a maximum life sentence.
Anggodo is the younger brother of Anggoro, CEO of PT Masaro Radiokom, who was allegedly involved in a Rp5.1 billion bribery case. Anggoro is believed to live in Singapore. PT Masaro Radiokom is the main distributor for Motorola Inc in Indonesia. The company supplied communication equipments to various government agencies, including forestry ministry and law/human rights ministry.

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