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Medan court finds businessman not guilty of corruption charges

Jakarta Post - December 24, 2022

Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – The Medan Corruption Court in North Sumatra has acquitted businessman Mujianto of charges of corruption and money laundering, a verdict that prosecutors said they would appeal.

"[We will] appeal, Your Honor," state prosecutor Nurdiono told the court after the verdict was read out on Friday afternoon.

Prosecutors in the indictment said that Mujianto had caused Rp 39.5 billion (US$2.6 million) in losses from the state coffers and demanded nine years' imprisonment for him.

The prosecutor's office has also named state-owned Bank Tabungan Negara (BTN) employees Ferry Sonefille, R Dewo Pratolo Adji, Agus Fajariyanto and Aditya Nugroho as suspects in the case.

In a separate trial, Canakya Suman, director of PT Krisna Agung Yudha Abadi, was found guilty of embezzlement charges and was sentenced to six years in prison.

"Mujianto received loans from banks in relation to a plot of land purchased by Canakya. However, Canakya failed to pay his dues," the indictment read. (dre)

Source: https://www.thejakartapost.com/indonesia/2022/12/24/medan-court-finds-businessman-not-guilty-of-corruption-charges.htm