Wa Ode's 10 Billion Suspected to Come from Money Laundering
Wednesday, 25 April, 2012 | 12:09 WIB
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:Corruption Eradication Agency (KPK) indicted Wa Ode Nurhayati, a House member from the National Mandate Party (PAN), under the criminal money laundering act (TPPU) after strong suspicions that the money deposited in her account totalling Rp. 10 billion came from criminal activities.
A Tempo source said that the money was discovered during the KPK's probe into the 2011 Regional Infrastructure Adjustment funds (DPID) bribery case, in which Wa Ode was also a suspect. KPK's spokesperson Johan Budi SP. said that Wa Ode was named a suspect based on the development of the DPIP bribery case. However he refused to elaborate on the modus operandi in the money laundering activities.
“We got information about the suspect's wealth and we did inquiries and later established that it is a suspected TPPU (money laundering),” Johan explained.
Wa Ode was charged with violation of Article 3, 4 and 5 of TPPU, Article 55 paragraph 1 of the Criminal Law Book. In the DPIP case itself, she was named a suspect along with Fadh A Rafiq, a Golkar Party cadre. There are strong indications that she received Rp. 6.9 billion from Fadh and Haris Andi Surahman, another Golkar cadre.
The money was given to allow Fadh and Haris to get projects in three Aceh regencies, namely Greater Aceh, Pidie Jaya and Bener Meriah and another region in North Sulawesi, Minahasa. According to the agreement, Wa Ode would lobby for these regions to get DPIP budget allocation of Rp. 40 billion. However only the promises for Aceh Besar and Bener Meriah were realized with Rp. 19,8 billion and Rp. 24,75 billion respectively. Fadh and Haris later demanded Wa Ode Nurhayati return the money.
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