Corruption Journal: Andi Narogong’s Verdict, and OC Kaligis’ Reconsideration

Andi Agustinus a.k.a Andi Narogong, a key actor in the electronic identity card (E-KTP) procurement graft case, was deemed guilty of all charges on December 21, 2017. The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) made him a Justice Collaborator, and so it appears that a deal was struck, perhaps in an effort to enlist Andi Narogong’s help in bringing in other suspects. The Panel of Judges sentenced Andi as per the prosecutors’ demand, and Andi accepted the verdict. Separately, the Supreme Court partially granted the Reconsideration (PK) filed by Otto Cornelis “OC” Kaligis, the senior advocate who was caught for bribing three judges of the Medan State Administrative Court back in 2015. The Assembly of Reconsideration decided to annul the verdict published at the stage of cassation and this means OC Kaligis will have to accept the verdict issued at the stage of appeal.

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