Jakarta lawmaker charged with money laundering

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Former chairman of the Commission I of the Jakarta city Council Mohamad Sanusi began his first round of investigations on charge of money laundering by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Thursday.

KPK named Sanusi a suspect in money laundering on June 30 facing a maximum jail term of 20 years and a maximum fine of Rp10 billion, KPKs chief spokesman Priharsa Nugraha said.

Sanusi of the Gerindra faction, was already named a suspect in a graft case after he caught red handed by KPK receiving bribe money from PT Agung Podomoro Land.

KPK said Sanusi already received Rp2 billion from the chief executive of the company to help pass into law a bill on reclamation of Jakarta bay around small islands by the company.

So far KPK has not made confiscation of the asset of the suspect, Priharsa said .

He said KPK is still investigating other possible suspects in the graft case involving Sanusi and the president of PT Agung Podomoro Land Ariesman Widjaja, who was also arrested as suspect by KPK. (*)