Chevron Worker Gets 2 Years For Indonesian Cleanup Scam

Law360, New York (July 17, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT) -- A Chevron Corp. employee in Indonesia was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison by a Jakarta anti-corruption court for reportedly approving the costly cleanup of sites near Chevron oil wells that weren’t contaminated.

Kukuh Kertasafariwas was found guilty of approving so-called bioremediation for 28 sites that were not contaminated by oil drilling in the area, according to the Jakarta Globe.

The court also ordered Kertasafariwas, who worked in PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia’s environmental cleanup department, to pay a fine of 100 million rupiahs (US$10,000), Chevron...
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