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Jakarta Post

Prosecutors demand 12 years for Setya's nephew, close aide in e-ID graft case  

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, November 6, 2018   /   05:16 pm
Prosecutors demand 12 years for Setya's nephew, close aide in e-ID graft case   Irvanto Hendra Pambudi and Made Oka Masagung at the Jakarta Corruption Court. ( Gabrillin)

Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) prosecutors have demanded a 12-year prison sentence for businessmen Irvanto Hendra Pambudi and Made Oka Masagung for their involvement in a multimillion-dollar graft case pertaining to the procurement of e-ID cards.

Should prosecutors get their way, Made Oka and Irvanto — the latter of whom is the nephew of former House of Representatives speaker and graft convict Setya Novanto — would also have to pay Rp 1 billion (US$67,465) in fines.

"We demand that judges find the defendants guilty of corruption […]," prosecutor Wawan Yunarwanto told the Jakarta Corruption Court as quoted by on Tuesday.

The two businessmen allegedly collected cash amounting to US$7.3 million that was eventually channeled to Setya, who has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in the case, which reportedly caused Rp 2.3 trillion in state losses.

Irvanto, the director of PT Murakabi Sejahtera, a security printing company and part of the Murakabi consortium that bid against PNRI and the Astra Graphia consortium to win the e-ID procurement project in 2011, allegedly accepted money totaling $3.5 million.

Meanwhile, Made Oka, the owner of Singapore-based investment company PT Delta Energi, was suspected of receiving $3.8 million through his two companies. 

Made Oka was also suspected of being a middleman and allegedly transferring a 5-percent commitment fee to several lawmakers. (afr/swd)