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Exception Setya Novanto Rejected Panel of Judges
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Skalanews - The judges of the Jakarta Corruption Court decided to reject the alleged corruption suspect of the e-ID Card project, Setya Novanto.

The judges considered the indictment drawn up by the Prosecutor of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), as provided in the provisions of the formal and material requirements in Article 143 Paragraph 2 Letter a and b of Criminal Procedure Code.

In addition, according to the Assembly, the contents of the objection note filed by Novanto is not an exception material.

"Judge, stated that the objection of Defense attorney Setya Novanto is unacceptable," said the chairman of the Panel of Judges Yanto when reading the interlocutory verdict at the trial at the Corruption Court of Jakarta on Thursday (4/1).

On that basis, the Judge ordered the Prosecutor to prepare witnesses to prove the indictment number Dak / 88/24/12/2017 which was read on December 6, 2017 ago.

"Ordered the prosecutor to continue the examination on behalf of defendant Setya Novanto, suspended the cost of the case until the judge's decision," said Yanto.

Novanto was previously accused of misusing the authority as a member of the House in the procurement of electronic ID cards.

Novanto's actions caused the state losses of Rp2.3 trillion of the total project value of Rp5.9 trillion.

"The defendant commits or commits an act unlawfully," said Corruption Eradication Commission prosecutor Irene Putrie while reading the indictment at the Corruption Court of Jakarta, Wednesday (13/12).

According to the prosecutor, Novanto directly or indirectly intervened in budgeting and procurement of goods and services in e-ID Card project in 2011-2013.

Abuse of authority is done by the former chairman of the House to benefit himself and enrich other people and corporations.

Novanto was charged with enriching himself as much as 7.3 million US dollars or around Rp71 billion (exchange rate in 2010) from e-ID Card project.

The $ 7.3 million money comes from a consortium member company that was deliberately won in an e-ID Card project auction.

In addition, Novanto also allegedly enriched by a brand watch Richard Mille series RM 011 for 135,000 US dollars or about Rp1, 3 billion (exchange rate 2010).

Novanto was charged with violating Article 2 Paragraph 1 or Article 3 of Law Number 31 Year 1999 as amended in Law Number 20 Year 2001 concerning the Eradication of Corruption in Article 55 Paragraph 1 to 1.(Bisma Rizal/Frida Astuti/dbs)

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