JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesia's anti-graft commission has arrested the head of the Constitutional Court on suspicion of corruption in the country's latest high-profile graft scandal.
Corruption Eradication Commission spokesman Johan Budi said early Thursday that Akil Mochtar was taken along with two other suspects from his house in a ministerial housing complex in the capital, Jakarta.
He says the three were captured "red-handed," and that investigators confiscated Singapore currency worth up to $265,000.
Budi said the alleged bribery is believed to be connected to a dispute over the results of a district chief election. Two more suspects were arrested at a Jakarta hotel, including a district chief from Central Kalimantan.
Mochtar became the third high-ranking figure to be arrested this year on suspicion of corruption.