Djoko Tjandra allegedly prepared $10m to bribe Supreme Court, AGO officials

first_imgDjoko Soegiharto Tjandra, a graft convict and former fugitive in the high-profile Bank Bali corruption case, allegedly planned to bribe officials at the Supreme Court and the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) to help him secure an acquittal in the case.AGO spokesperson Hari Setiyono said the figure was estimated to be around US$10 million.“Djoko, along with prosecutor Pinangki Sirna Malasari and NasDem politician Andi Irfan Jaya, agreed to provide $10 million to be handed to some officials at the Supreme Court and the AGO for securing the acquittal,” Hari said on Thursday as quoted by kompas.com.  The AGO had previously accused Pinangki of receiving a $500,000 bribe from Djoko to lobby the Supreme Court to overturn a 2009 verdict that found him guilty of involvement in the 1998 Bank Bali corruption case.In a proposal named “action plan”, Pinangki reportedly asked for $1 million from Djoko in exchange for the prosecutor’s help with the case. Djoko reportedly accepted the offer and paid half of the sum as a down payment. Djoko later canceled the remaining payment after seeing that things had not gone as planned, according to the AGO.Read also: AGO arrests prosecutor Pinangki for alleged corruption in connection with Djoko TjandraPinangki has been named a bribery and money laundering suspect by the AGO for allegedly using the $500,000 bribe to buy a luxury car and pay rent for two apartments in Jakarta, among other purchases. Andi, the NasDem politician, was named a suspect for allegedly serving as a middleman between Pinangki and Djoko.AGO prosecutors reportedly handed Pinangki’s case file over to the Jakarta Corruption Court on Thursday.The AGO previously declared Pinangki guilty of an ethics violation for going on nine international trips to Singapore and Malaysia in 2019, reportedly to meet with Djoko while he was at large.Djoko fled the country in June 2009, a day before the Supreme Court sentenced him to two years in prison and ordered him to pay Rp 546 billion ($37 million) in restitution for his role in the corruption case. He spent more than a decade on the run before being arrested in Malaysia and deported to Indonesia in late July of this year. (vny)Topics :last_img read more

2019 center Jesse Edwards commits to Syracuse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 5, 2019 at 1:48 pm Contact Anthony: [email protected] Jesse Edwards became the fifth player to join Syracuse’s 2019 recruiting class Friday.Edwards is a 6-foot-11, 205-pound, center currently enrolled in IMG Academy in Florida, a team he joined in January from the Netherlands. Edwards chose the Orange over four other Division I schools, including Georgia Tech, Providence, Stanford and Creighton. Assistant head coach Allen Griffin was the lead recruiter for Edwards, who visited campus on Monday, April 1 before making his decision.He joins Joe Girard III, Brycen Goodine, Quincy Guerrier, and fellow center John Bol Ajak in the committed freshmen class for next season. The Orange will have to replace graduating senior center Paschal Chukwu in next year’s rotation. Bourama Sidibe and Marek Dolezaj will return to SU for their junior seasons. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Tua Tagovailoa re-injured vs. Mississippi State after lobbying to reenter game

first_imgAlabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa re-injured himself in the Crimson Tide’s game against Mississippi State on Saturday.Tagovailoa, with Alabama up 35-7 and enough time remaining for one final drive in the half, was seen lobbying Nick Saban to reenter the game. He was injured on third play of the ensuing drive; he left the game on an injury cart, unable to put any weight on his right leg. He also seemed to have suffered a facial injury. MORE: SN Week 12 college football scores, updatesAlabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa goes down hard, visibly in pain and is being helped off the [email protected] | #RollTide pic.twitter.com/vySHyVBufY— Collin Wilson (@_Collin1) November 16, 2019Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa is being helped off the field after an apparent injury. pic.twitter.com/IxSvSxeyLC— Sporting News (@sportingnews) November 16, 2019According to the ESPN telecast, Tagovailoa suffered an injury to his right hip — not his knee or ankle. He was also heard screaming in pain and is heading to receive an X-ray.Saban later said it was his decision to place Tagovailoa back in the game, in order to run a two-minute drill.Here’s Nick Saban’s halftime interview with ESPN on Tua Tagovailoa’s hip injury and the plan before halftime pic.twitter.com/ZKixkhf2Ds— Marq Burnett (@Marq_Burnett) November 16, 2019According to the ESPN telecast, Tagovailoa left Davis Wade Stadium in an ambulance. He was then helicoptered to St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala., according to a report from the Tuscaloosa News’ Cecil Hurts. Staffers moved a State banner in front of the open ambulance that Tua is presumably being transported in.What a time. pic.twitter.com/wsLLDWtQ1g— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) November 16, 2019A long-lasting injury to Tagovailoa would be a worst-case scenario for Alabama, which likely needs him to beat Auburn in the Iron Bowl later this season and, presumably, make a final attempt at the College Football Playoff.Tagovailoa finished the game 14 of 18 passing for 256 yards and two touchdowns.This story will be updated.last_img read more

CILLIAN MORRISON NOT FEELING ANY ADDED PRESSURE DESPITE PATTERSON EXIT

first_imgCillian Morrison believes he can make a big impact at The Brandywell.Derry City striker and Letterkenny native Cillian Morrison insists he doesn’t feel any added pressure despite the exit of star player Rory Patterson.Patterson was one of the leading marksmen in the League of Ireland for the last number of years and will be sorely missed by Derry City.However, manager Peter Hutton will be hoping Morrison can fill the void left by the departure of Patterson. Morrison signed for Derry City in December following a frustrating six-month spell at Cork City.Morrison had established himself as a player with plenty of potential by scoring regularly for UCD.Morrison insists he doesn’t feel any added pressure with Patterson leaving the club and is just focused on working hard and performing to the best of his ability.Morrison told The Irish Daily Mirror, “If you’re playing up front you have to score goals, that comes with the territory. “Rory was a great talent but I’m not going to read too much into it. I’m not here to fit into anyone else’s role or anyone else’s boots.“I’m going out every game to score goals and time will tell if I can do that, but I’d be fairly confident that I will .” CILLIAN MORRISON NOT FEELING ANY ADDED PRESSURE DESPITE PATTERSON EXIT was last modified: January 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cillian Morrisonderry citynewssoccerSportlast_img read more