Dhana allegedly paid by Mutiara Virgo
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Tax official Dhana Widyatmika, who is facing money laundering and bribery charges, allegedly received a sum of money from a private company — PT Mutiara Virgo.
The statement came from PT Mutiara Virgo president director Jhony Basuki, as he testified during Dhana’s trial at the Corruption Court in Jakarta on Friday.
“The Rp 20 billion [US$2.12 million] should have been used to pay the tax bill for my consulting firm for the 2003-2004 period,” Jhony said, referring to PT Ditax Management Resolusindo.
The tax consultant firm should have paid the money to the state. In fact, PT Ditax Management Resolusindo director Hendro Tirtajaya transferred the money to bank accounts belonging to Femmy Solihin and Liana, respectively the wife and employee of Hendro.
Later, Hendro told Femmy and Liana to transfer a total of Rp 3.4 billion to Dhana in January 2006 in exchange for a tax deduction, Antara news agency reported.
In addition to Dhana, they are four other suspects in this scandal, namely: Jhony Basuki, Hendro Tirtajaya, and two tax officials, Salman Maghfiroh and Herly Isdiharsono.