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Car, watch confiscated in Fathanah probe

  • The Jakarta Post

Posted: Mon, May 6 2013 | 06:24 pm

The Corruption Eradication Commission ( KPK ) has confiscated a Honda Jazz and a watch said to be given to adult magazine model Vitalia Sesha by Ahmad Fathanah, an aide to former Prosperous Justice Party ( PKS ) chair Luthfi Hasan Ishaaq.

'€œAccording to Vitalia, the car and Chopard watch were given by Ahmad Fathanah to her as a friend,'€ the commission's spokesperson Johan Budi said on Monday, as quoted by Antara news agency.

The Swiss-made watch is worth around Rp 70 million ( US$7,200 ).

On Friday, actress Khadijah Azhari, popularly known as Ayu Azhari, handed over Rp 20 million and $1,800 in cash she received from Fathanah to the KPK.

'€œThe money, according to her ( Ayu ), she was to perform in an event. While the event has not taken place she was given a down payment in cash,'€ said Johan on Friday.

Fathanah and four others, including Luthfi Hasan Ishaaq, are graft suspects in the case of the government-run beef importation scam. ( ebf )

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