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Indonesia Ant-Graft Agency Arrests Chief Justice

3 October 2013

Indonesia’s main anti-graft agency arrested the chief justice of the constitutional court for alleged bribery on Wednesday, an agency official said, the latest high-profile corruption case to hit Southeast Asia’s largest economy. Akil Mochtar, who was elected as chief justice for a five-year term in August, was arrested by the Corruption Eradication Commission after investigators confiscated some 2-3 billion rupiah (160,429.13 pounds) from his residence, according to agency spokesman Johan Budi. Budi told Reuters the money was believed to be linked to a regional election.—Reuters

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