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    Indonesia's Speaker of the House Setya Novanto, identified as a suspect in a corruption case, arrives at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) building in Jakarta, Indonesia November 19, 2017 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Picture taken November 19, 2017

    Indonesian Parliament Speaker Detained in Probe Into $170Mln Theft

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    Indonesian police detained the country's Speaker of Parliament Setya Novanto over the probe into stolen $170 million in state funds.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Indonesia’s Speaker of Parliament Setya Novanto was detained by the country's police for questioning over the probe into stolen $170 million in state funds, local media have reported.

    According to the Straits Times outlet, Novanto was detained as soon as the anti-graft agency said Sunday that his condition, following a car incident, did not require him staying in a hospital.

    Novanto was hospitalized on Thursday after his vehicle crashed in Jakarta.

    The speaker's first hearing is expected to take place on November 30.


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