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Bakrie firms paid me $3.3m: Gayus

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, September 29 2010   /  09:00 am

Former tax official Gayus H. Tambunan, now a suspect in one of Indonesia’s highest-profile tax-evasion cases, on Tuesday said he had received money from three companies linked to politician and business tycoon Aburizal Bakrie.

Testifying at the trial of businessman Andi Kosasih, also implicated in the Gayus case, at South Jakarta District Court, Gayus said the three companies were PT Kaltim Prima Coal, PT Bumi Resources and Arutmin.

Gayus had earlier told police investigators he had amassed Rp 28 billion (US$3.13 million) from several tax consultants and private companies, including that of the Bakrie family, which had allegedly requested his help in evading taxes.

“I received a total of around Rp 30 billion [$3.3 million] from the three companies,” Gayus told prosecutor Muhammad Rum.

“At the beginning of 2008, PT Kaltim Prima Coal [KPC] gave me $500,...