Ex-ACT Foundation founder gets 3.6 years in prison for embezzlement of plane crash victims compensation fund

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Ahyudi, founder and former president of the philanthropic outfit Aksi Cepat Tanggap Foundation (ACT). (Source: Facebook Ahyudin)

Jakarta, IO – Judges at South Jakarta District Court sentenced Ahyudin, founder and former president of the philanthropic outfit Aksi Cepat Tanggap Foundation (ACT), to 3.6 years in prison on Tuesday (24/1). He was proven guilty of embezzling social assistance funds for victims of the Lion Air JT 610 crash, reported Kompas.

ACT Foundation was appointed by Boeing to use the Rp117 billion of a total of Rp138 billion of Boeing Community Investment Fund (BCIF) to build social facilities for the families of the plane crash victims. However, the families only received Rp20.5 billion.

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The funds were instead embezzled by Ahyudin for personal use. He was charged with violation of Penal Code Article 374 in conjunction with Article 55(1a) subsidiary to Article 372 in conjunction with Article 55(1a). (bp)