Indonesia files civil lawsuit against Suharto for misuse of charitable funds Michael Sung at 9:07 AM ET
[JURIST] Indonesian prosecutors filed a civil action against former President Haji Mohammad Suharto [CNN profile] Monday, alleging that Suharto embezzled $440 million from the Yayasan Supersemar, a state-funded academic scholarship fund, between 1974 and 1998. The suit, which seeks to recover the $440 million and an additional $1.1 billion in damages, represents the latest effort by the Indonesian government to hold Suharto legally accountable for his 32-year reign, which ended in 1998 after public discontent amid the Asian financial crisis erupted into violent protests.
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