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(From The Jakarta Post)
A prosecutor asserted on Wednesday that all 45 councillors on Sidoarjo regental council could be implicated in graft allegations involving Rp 21 billion (US$ 2.2 million).
In a court session here, prosecutor E. Supriehanto said that the councillors had received state money allegedly embezzled by council speaker Ustman Ikhsan, who was being prosecuted as a defendant in the high-profile case.
"Part of the embezzled funds was channeled to the councillors via the defendant," said Supriehanto in the hearing. Ustman is being charged with stealing state money via the creation of fictitious projects such as training seminars, …