Convicted banker returns to Indonesia from US

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Posted: Jun 13, 2012 5:38 AM
Convicted banker returns to Indonesia from US

Officials say a former Indonesian banker convicted of a more than $260 million fraud has been extradited from the U.S. to her home country and will begin serving a 20-year prison sentence.

A Jakarta district court sentenced Sherny Konjongian Saroha in absentia in 2002 for misusing bank funds that cost Indonesia more than $260 million. The former director for now-defunct Bank Harapan Sentosa, immigrated to the U.S. in 1999 and settled in California.

The American Embassy in Jakarta said in a statement Wednesday that Saroha was taken into custody in 2010 for failing to be truthful about her employment and arrest history on her permanent residence applications.

Adi Toegarisman of the Attorney General Office said that Saroha arrived in Jakarta early Wednesday.