Former Minister Charged in Lobster Seeds Export Graft Case
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has charged former minister of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Edhy Prabowo for accepting Rp24.6 billion bribe in an attempt to accelerate the export of lobster seeds.
KPK prosecutor Ronald Worotikan in the Jakarta Corruption Court (Tipikor) on April 15 read the charges against Edhy Prabowo for “Participating in acts that should be viewed as a standalone act which is a number of crimes.”
According to prosecutors, the former Minister accepted the US$77,000 bribe money from the director of PT Dua Putera Perkasa, Suharjito. Edhy Prabwo received this amount of money from the Minister’s special staff Safri and his personal secretary, Amiril Mukmin.
An additional Rp24.6 billion graft was received by the Minister’s special staff Andreau Misanta Pribadi; Amiril Mukminin, staff of Edhy Prabowo’s wife Ainul Faqih and PT Perishable Logistics Indonesia Commissioner , Siswadhi Pranoto.
For his crimes, KPK charged Edhy Prabowo for violation of Article 12 or Article 11 of Law No.31/1999 on eradicating acts of corruption.
M ROSSENO AJI