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Bahasyim named money laundering suspect

  • Hasyim Widhiarto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, April 10 2010   /  09:09 am

The Jakarta Police have officially named former tax official Bahasyim Assifie, who made headlines when it was said he was linked to a high-profile tax brokering case, a suspect in a money laundering case. City police spokesman Sr. Comr. Boy Rafli Amar said Friday the police investigation had found Bahasyim had transferred a total of Rp 64 billion (US$7.10 million) of “suspicious funds” to  accounts belonging to his wife and daughter. “The suspect claimed that the money was a fee taxpayers paid him when he was working as a tax official,” Boy said following police questioning of Bahasyim for several hours.According to Boy, Bahasyim transferred Rp 35 billion and $1 million to the account of his wife and Rp 19 billion to his daughter. When the police investigators froze their bank accounts in late March, Boy said they had found the money was left untouched, reaching Rp 66 billio...