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Ex-Indonesia sports official gets prison for graft
Former Indonesian minister gets 4-year prison term for corruption related to sports complex
Associated Press
2014-07-18 11:42 PM

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia's anti-graft court has sentenced a former Cabinet minister to four years in prison for corruption related to the construction of a multimillion-dollar sports complex in West Java.

Former Youth and Sports Minister Andi Alfian Mallarangeng resigned after being accused of wrongdoing by the Corruption Eradication Commission, which arrested him in December 2012.

The court ruled on Friday that Mallarangeng was guilty of abusing power by enriching himself and other officials.

Presiding judge Haswandi said Mallarangeng was proven to have received $840,000 through his younger brother.

Endemic graft in Indonesia has been blamed for deterring foreign investment, and Transparency International regularly lists the country among the most corrupt nations.

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