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Proven Bribery in Riau-1 Project, Kotjo Sued Four Years in Prison

Proven Bribery Rp4.7 Billion in Riau-1 Power Plant Project, Johannes Kotjo Sued Four Years in Prison - Photo: Special
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Proven Bribery Rp4.7 Billion (US$319,727.89) in PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara’ (PLN) Riau-1 steam power plant, Johannes Kotjo sued four years in prison and Rp250 million or subsidies with six months prison.
According to prosecutor, one of shareholders of Singapore’ Blackgold Natural Resources Ltd., has violated on Article 5 paragraph (1) a of Law Number 31 Year 1999, as amended in Law Number 20 Year 2001 concerning Eradication of Corruption Crime jo Article 65 paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code.
Kotjo caught bribing in order to smoothen Riau-1 project. The project’s commitment fees were given to several people, including $6 million to himself.
Other than that, he provided $6 million each to ex-House of Representatives Charperson Setya Novanto and Kotjo’s friend Andreas Rinaldi, $3.1 million to Rickard Philip Cecile $1 million each for President Director of PT Samantaka Batubara Rudy Herlambang, Director of PT Samantaka Batubara James Rijanto, and Blackgold Natural Resources Chairman Intekhab Khan, and other related parties for $875 thousands.
The case started when Kotjo met Novanto to introduce him to electricity state-own enterprise PLN official. Novanto then brought Kotjo to the House’s Commission VII member, Eni Maulani Saragih.
“At that moment, Novanto said to Eni Saragih to help Kotjo in the steam power plant project. And for that, suspect would give fee that has been agreed upon by Saragih,” said prosecuting attorney Ronald Worotikan, in Central Jakarta State Court, on Monday (11/26).
Saragih then asked President Director of PLN Sofyan Basir to meet Novanto. The legislative member requested Jawa III gas and steam power plant project to Basir. But the project has already grabbed by another candidate.
So, Basir mentioned about the Riau-1 steam power plant and asked for further coordination with PLN’ Strategic Procurement Director Supangkat Iwan Santoso.
As what’s so-called fee, Kotjo’s dirty money for SG$400 thousand was not only given to Saragih, but also ex-Social Minister Idrus Marham who was the former Acting-Chairman of Golongan Karya Party.
The money was used for several purposes, Rp4 billion to Golongan Karya party extraordinaty national conference, Rp250 million Saragih’s husband Temanggung regent candidate Muhammad Al Khadziq’s campaign, and Rp500 million for Saragig’s settlement process.
US$1: Rp14,700
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