Mecca tour scam lands high-profile Indonesian couple in prison

JAKARTA — A high-profile Indonesian husband and wife have been sentenced to prison for swindling more than 60,000 Muslims out of about $65 million with a scam centered on pilgrimages to Mecca. A court outside Jakarta on Wednesday handed down a 20-year sentence to Andika Surachman and an 18-year term to his Muslim fashion designer wife, Anniesa Hasibuan.¬†Her sister, Kiki Hasibuan, was sentenced to 15 years over the same scam. “The defendants … are proven guilty of committing [a] perpetual scam and money laundering,” judges at the court in the…

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