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Jakarta Post

Tax official implicated in billboard scheme

  • Indah Setiawati

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 9 2010   /  10:57 am

The City Administration Legal Bureau will not provide an attorney for tax agency official Bawong
Sugihadi after his arrest on allegations of corruption involving outdoor advertising licenses, a bureau official says.“As civil servants, we are not authorized to represent clients as attorneys in corruption cases,” legal bureau head Sri Rahayu told The Jakarta Post over the telephone on Thursday.Sri said she had not received a formal letter from Bawong regarding to his arrest but has been informed about the case.“Bawong can send us a letter if he needs help to process a suspension of arrest,” she said.Vivanews.com reported that Bawong, who was the City Tax Agency’s Outdoor Advertisement Unit chief, allegedly did not order the removal of a PT Duta Senamuda Perkara advertisement from a billboard on Jl. Gatot Subroto, Central Jakarta, after the company’s advertising license expi...