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Gayus faces 4 charges in graft trial

  • Dicky Christanto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, September 9 2010   /  08:26 am

Former tax officer Gayus Tambunan was accused of four different crimes by prosecutors in the first hearing of his court case on Wednesday.

The team of prosecutors said Gayus had violated the law on corruption and the Criminal Code, by helping a company evade taxes, and for then bribing officials handling investigations against him. If found guilty, Gayus could be sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Reading the indictment during the hearing at South Jakarta District Court, prosecutor Uung Abdul Syakur said Gayus’ first crime was related to an unfair tax assessment that had inflicted state losses while benefitting Gayus personally.

Uung said Gayus had accepted PT Surya Alam Tunggal’s tax objection request and caused the tax directorate general to pay the company Rp 570.9 million.

“Gayus assessed the objection request recklessly,” prosecutor Uung told the ...