Graft fugitive La Nyalla Mattalitti was deported from Singapore on Tuesday (31/05) and will undergo interrogation in Jakarta. (Antara Photo/Rivan Awal Lingga)

AGO Traces Suspicious Financial Transactions in Graft Suspect La Nyalla Probe


JUNE 04, 2016

Jakarta. Investigators have been tracing suspicious transactions worth hundreds of billions of rupiah at more than 10 national bank accounts allegedly related to the recently arrested graft suspect La Nyalla Mattalitti, according to the Attorney General's Office spokesman.

The AGO received data from the Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center (PPATK), which shows that the transactions took place between 2010 and 2014 when La Nyalla was appointed as chairman of the East Java Chamber of Trade and Industry.

The current Indonesian Football Federation (PSSI) chairman, who was deported from Singapore on Tuesday for having overstayed his visa, was named a suspect in late March for allegedly misappropriating Rp 5.3 billion ($394,700) from the East Java administration paid in grants in 2012 to the chamber.

"Aside from probing the corruption allegations, we will likely develop this case by turning into alleged money laundering," AGO spokesman Mohammad Rum said on Friday (03/06). "We are currently in the process of freezing the accounts."

La Nyalla, who had fled for Malaysia when he was named a graft suspect, was questioned at the AGO's office on Wednesday, upon his arrival in Jakarta. He is currently serving detention in Salemba prison in Jakarta.