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KPK prosecutors seek seven years for company CEO in Bakamla graft case

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, October 3, 2020   /   09:30 am
KPK prosecutors seek seven years for company CEO in Bakamla graft case The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) former headquarters in South Jakarta. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)

Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) prosecutors have demanded a seven-year prison sentence for Rahardjo Pratjihno, the president director of telecommunications contractor PT CMI Teknologi, for his alleged involvement in the Maritime Security Board (Bakamla) bribery case.

They also demand that he pay a fine of Rp 600 million (US$40,356).

“[We] ask judges at the Central Jakarta Corruption Court to declare Rahardjo Pratjihno guilty of corruption,” the prosecutors said during a hearing on Friday.

Rahardjo allegedly bribed a Bakamla official with Rp 3.5 billion to win a bid for the procurement of a Backbone Coastal Surveillance System to advance the board’s maritime monitoring, called the Bakamla Integrated Information System.

The total contract value for the project is reported to be around Rp 170 billion.

Rahardjo purportedly gave the bribe to a Bakamla staff member, Ali Fahmi, through middleman Hardy Stefanus.

He was also required to pay Rp 60 billion in restitution as he only used about Rp 70 billion of the total Rp 134 billion disbursed by the Bakamla for the procurement project.

Rahardjo was charged under articles 2 and 18 of Law No. 31/1999, as amended by Law No. 20/2001 on corruption eradication, kompas.com reported. (Vny)