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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Ex chairman of Indonesia ruling party jailed 8 years

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and President Barack Obama in Jakarta in 2010. (White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) The former chairman of Indonesia’s ruling party was jailed for eight years Wednesday for takingn up to $15 million in bribes to create a political slush fund.… Continue Reading

Impending graft arrest in Indonesia ID card program

Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Tuesday named the director of the Home Affairs Ministry as a suspect in an investigation into corruption in the nation’s e-KTP (electronic identity) card program.

The Home Affairs director Sugiharto (Indonesians often use just one name) was in charge of the 2011-2012 tender for the nationwide identity card system.… Continue Reading

Indonesia oil boss denies bribing lawmakers

The head of state energy company PT Pertamina, Karen Agustiawan, was ordered to pay bribes to members of the House of Representatives, evidence from a related investigation allegedly revealed.

Indonesia’s Independent Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) prepared a case dossier about former SKKMigas chief Rudi Rubiandini that implicated the Pertamina boss, according to industry source Oil Patch Asia.… Continue Reading

Fallout from SKKMigas bribe case may spread

An official of the Singapore-based energy trading firm accused of bribing one of Indonesia’s top oil and gas regulators wants to name other companies involved in the graft.

Simon Gunawan Tanjaya, head of Kernel Oil’s Indonesia unit, was arrested after he allegedly delivered $700,000 in two payments to the chief of SKKMigas, Rudi Rubiandini.… Continue Reading

Indonesia petro-graft scandal deepens

A lawyer for Singapore-based energy trader Kernel Oil said Tuesday that a company official bribed a top Indonesia regulator to break into the country’s oil industry.

Kernel Oil’s Simon Gunawan Tanjaya allegedly paid two bribes totaling $700,000 to the head of SKKMigas, Rudi Rubiandini.… Continue Reading

Top Indonesia traffic cop pocketed $11 million, prosecutors say

The former chief of Indonesia’s traffic police is on trial, accused of corruptly amassing houses, land, cars, and even gas stations.

Inspector General Djoko Susilo was arrested in December.

At the opening of his trial this week at a special anti-corruption court in Jakarta, prosecutors said his ill-gotten assets amounted to more than $11 million.… Continue Reading

Looking for the next enforcement target

Will Indonesia be the focus of new FCPA enforcement activity?

Could be.

The September 20 notes for the past year’s activities of the Security Working Group under the U.S.-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership Joint Commission contained the following item:

Worked closely with the Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to run joint, parallel investigations, based on the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

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