Indonesia's Fugitive Former Treasurer F…

Muhammad Nazaruddin, the fugitive former treasure of Indonesia’s Democrat Party, is believed to have been arrested in Cartagena, Colombia, Djoko Suyanto, the coordinating minister for political, legal and security affairs announced Monday. If indeed it is Nazaruddin, who was said to be traveling on a fake passport under the name M. Syafruddin – and it appears to be -- it would put an end to a four-month odyssey during which the fugitive politician has severely embarrassed the party, headed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, with a barrage of charges implicating top party officials in a multi-million dollar scandal over the construction of an athletes’ village for the Southeast Asian Games in Palembang in November. Many top Democrats are believed to have hoped Nazaruddin would keep going because he can implicate individuals said to be close to Yudhoyono himself.

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