KPK investigators raided four separate locations in Jakarta to look for evidence in a bribery case involving a clerk at the Central Jakarta District Court on Wednesday (20/04). (Antara Photo/M Agung Rajasa)
Court Clerk, Middleman Named Suspects in KPK Sting Operation
BY :EDO KARENSA
APRIL 21, 2016
Jakarta. A clerk working at the Central Jakarta District Court, Edy Nasution, and middleman Doddy Arianto Sumpeno, were named suspects in a bribery case by the Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK, on Thursday (21/04), following a sting operation.
Speaking at a press conference in Jakarta, KPK chairman Agus Rahardjo said the two were caught red-handed as Doddy was about to hand over Rp 50 million ($3,800) in cash to Edy in the basement of a hotel in Kramat Raya, Central Jakarta, Wednesday, at around 10.45 a.m.
A driver was also arrested during the operation, but was later released.
The KPK believes the cash was part of a total of Rp 500 million in kickback payment Doddy promised Edy for handling a case review involving two companies. Rp 100 million had already been handed over last December.
However, the anti-graft agency refused to mention the two companies involved in the case.
Agus said KPK investigators also raided four separate locations to look for more evidence in the case. These were offices belonging to Paramount Enterprise International in Gading Serpong, Tangerang, the Central Jakarta District Court office, the home of Nurhadi, a Supreme Court secretary, in South Jakarta;and Nurhadi's office at the Supreme Court.
“From those locations, the KPK has confiscated documents and some cash. We don't know how much yet, [we are] still looking for information from certain parties,” Agus said.
Also according to Agus, the KPK is still looking for other suspects in the case, as Doddy is believed to be just a middleman.