Ari Sigit’s case dossier returned to police
The Jakarta Police said Wednesday that the city prosecutor’s office had returned the embezzlement case dossier of former president Soeharto’s grandson, Ari Haryo Wibowo Harjojudanto, popularly known as Ari Sigit, to the police for completion.
“The case dossier was returned to us last week. Prosecutors have asked us to add a few more things [to the dossier],” police spokesman Sr. Comr. Rikwanto told reporters.
According to Rikwanto, the prosecutors expect detectives to question Ari Sigit further and two other suspects in the case, Alung and Sir John, next week.
In May this year, the three were named suspects for their alleged involvement in embezzling Rp 2.5 billion (US$265,000) from PT Krakatau Wajatama, a subsidiary of state-owned steel company PT Krakatau Steel, in a land-dredging project in Cilegon, Banten.
The police completed their investigation into the case and submitted the dossier to the prosecutor’s office early in July.
The suspects have been charged with fraud and embezzlement under the Criminal Code and face up to four years behind bars if found guilty. (lfr)