Indonesian lawmaker from PDI-P jailed in Alstom-Marubeni bribe case
Published on Apr 14, 2014 7:33 PM
JAKARTA (AFP) - Indonesia's main anti-corruption court sentenced a lawmaker to three years' jail Monday for accepting bribes from French company Alstom and Japan's Marubeni in a multimillion-dollar contract.
Izedrik Emir Moeis was found guilty of accepting US$357,000 (S$447,250) from the companies to help them secure a US$118 million joint contract in 2004 to supply and install boilers at a power plant on the island of Sumatra.
Marubeni Corporation, a Japanese trading company, agreed last month to pay an US$88 million fine after pleading guilty in a federal US court to paying the bribes, with Alstom employees, to an Indonesian lawmaker, as well as to executives at Indonesia's state-run electricity company which awarded the contract.
The US Justice Department said Marubeni had paid several hundred thousand dollars to Indonesian officials via bogus consultants, with its consortium partners.
To continue reading, log in if you are a subscriber
Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!