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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.

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