KPK submits Miranda’s case to court
Miranda S Goeltom: (JP/Ricky Yudhistira)
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), having questioned graft suspect Miranda Swaray Goeltom on Friday, announced it would be submitting her case file later in the day to the Jakarta Corruption Court.
KPK chairman Abraham Samad confirmed, following the questioning session, that Miranda’s dossier was “complete and ready for trial”.
The KPK will submit the dossier later today after which, the trial will have to begin within 14 days.
Miranda went to the KPK headquarters at around 2 p.m. and left at around 3:14 p.m.
“I have consistently been honest with [the KPK investigators] and have repeatedly told them that I never gave anything, or ordered anyone to give anything, to DPR [House of Representatives] members,” Miranda told reporters after the questioning session.
Miranda, a former Bank Indonesia senior deputy governor, has been named a suspect for her involvement in the 2004 vote-buying case surrounding her election as senior deputy governor in that year.
She is alleged to have distributed hundreds of traveler’s checks worth Rp 20.85 billion (US$2.2 million) to lawmakers on the House’s finance commission in order to swing their votes her way, through Nunun Nurbaeti, a businesswoman and wife of Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) lawmaker and former National Police deputy chief, Comr. Gen. (ret.) Adang Daradjatun.
Twenty-eight lawmakers have been convicted for accepting bribes in Miranda’s election, as has Nunun for giving bribes to the lawmakers. (mtq)