Wed, 09 Mar 2005

Councillors jailed for corruption

BANDARLAMPUNG, Lampung: Three Bandarlampung councillors have been sentenced to 18 months jail for corruption.

Gani Parlaungan, the presiding judge at Bandarlampung court, said that the three were guilty of embezzling funds from Bandarlampung's 2002 and 2003 budgets totaling Rp 3.7 billion (US$ 398,000). The councillors had stolen the money using various means, including insurance fraud.

The three councillors in question are Palgunadi from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), Gusti Rachmat Kartolo from the Golkar Party and Muchzan Zein from the United Development Party (PPP). -- JP