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Jakarta Post

Setya Novanto pays $50,000 in restitution installment to KPK

  • Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, October 23, 2018   /   04:28 pm
Setya Novanto pays $50,000 in restitution installment to KPK Disgraced: E-ID graft defendant Anang Sugiana (left) talks with graft defendant Setya Novanto (right) before a follow-up hearing of the graft case at the Jakarta Corruption Court on May 21. (Antara/Aprillio Akbar)

Graft convict Setya Novanto has paid another installment of a total of US$7.3 million in restitution in the e-ID graft case, Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) spokesman Febri Diansyah has said.

“The KPK prosecutors have transferred the payment amounting Rp 862 million [US$56,561] from Setya Novanto’s bank account to the antigraft body’s account,” Febri said on Tuesday.

The Jakarta Corruption Court in April found Setya guilty in the multitrillion rupiah graft case pertaining to e-ID procurement, which resulted in Rp 2.3 trillion in state losses.

The politician was sentenced to 15 years behind bars, forced to pay Rp 500 million in fines as well as $7.3 million in restitution fees. Setya later told the KPK through a formal letter he would pay the restitution fees in installments.

The former House of Representatives speaker has, so far, paid Rp 6.15 billion and $100,000 to the antigraft body – some of the money, amounting Rp 5 billion, was paid to the KPK when his trial was still ongoing.

Febri said the KPK had collected information regarding the sale of one of Setya’s houses as told by his wife. In September, Setya’s wife told the KPK that the commission would accept the money from the sale as an installment of the restitution fees. The KPK estimated the house’s value at around Rp 13 billion. (swd)