Two weeks before the end of 2018, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) conducted a sting operation in Cianjur, West Java. A day after the operation the KPK announced that they had commenced inquisition into the case of alleged corruption in the regency and named four suspects including then Regent Irvan Rivano Muchtar. The Corruption Court prosecuted the suspects at the Bandung District Court and on September 9, 2019, the Panel of Judges declare Irvan guilty. However, the decision made by the court raises questions.

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