Over a year ago, the Jakarta High Prosecutor’s Office (Kejati Jakarta) issued a warrant for the commencement of inquisition (sprindik) on the allegation of corruption in the procurement of coal for PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) in Muara Enim, Palembang, South Sumatera. The Kejati named two suspects in the case, one of whom is Kokos Jiang (previously known as Kokos Leo Lim), the owner of the Sugico group. After several months of investigation and inquisition, the Kejati expedited the docket to the stage of prosecution only to learn that in June 2019, the Panel of Judges of the Corruption Court at the Central Jakarta District Court had acquitted Kokos from all charges. The Kejati decided to file for an appeal. Last month, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Kejati. Kokos was found guilty, but he managed to escape and hide. Kokos was named a fugitive after the verdict was announced, and he was finally arrested on November 11, 2019.
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