Governor ofBbanten province Ratu Atut Chosiyah detained

Governor ofBbanten province Ratu Atut Chosiyah detained

Atut detained by Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). Banten Governor Ratu Atut Chosiyah weaaring prisoner clothes when leaving the KPK building, Jakarta, Friday (20/12). Atut arrested in Pondok Bambu detention center after being questioned as a suspect in the alleged bribery handling election disputes in Lebak. (ANTARA FOTO/Wahyu Putro A). ()

"She is detained at Pondok Bambu for the first 20 days," stated KPK spokesman Johan Budi, adding, "the detention has been done over certain subjective reasons stated by the investigators."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Governor of the Banten province in West Java, Ratu Atut Chosiyan, was detained on Friday after being questioned as suspect by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

"She is detained at Pondok Bambu for the first 20 days," stated KPK spokesman Johan Budi, adding, "the detention has been done over certain subjective reasons stated by the investigators."

KPK has named Ratu Atut as suspect, based on an order from the investigators, for allegedly violating Law Number 31 of 1999 which was later changed to Law Number 20 of 2001, according to which, any person who gives or promises to give a judge something to influence his/her ruling over a case is sentenced to anything between three and 15 years of imprisonment and a fine that ranges between Rp150 and Rp750 million.

KPK chairman Abraham Samad has stated that Atut, along with her brother Tubagus Chaeri Wardana alias Wawan, has allegedly paid Rp1 billion as bribe to former Constitutional Court Chief Justice Akil Mochtar, through lawyer Susi Tur Andayani, who has also been named suspect in this case.

KPK pointed out that Atut has also been supposedly involved in a corruption case linked to health equipment procurement worth Rp30 billion.(*)

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