Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesias Corruption Eradication Committee (KPK) arrested four suspects in a case of alleged corruption related to bribery in civil court cases in the South Jakarta District Court in 2018.
"The four suspects were detained for the first 20 days. Suspects IW (Iswahyu Widodo) and I (Irwan) were detained at the East Jakarta Metro Police Station, MR (Muhammad Ramadhan) in Guntur, and AF (Arif Fitrawan) at the detention center of the South Jakarta Metro Police," KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah revealed.
From the KPKs Capture Operations conducted on Tuesday (Nov 27), the agency named two judges -- Iswahyu Widodo and Irwan -- as suspects for receiving bribes along with cleric Muhammad Ramadhan for allegedly accepting bribes of around Rp650 million in the form of 47 thousand Singapore dollars (some Rp500 million) and Rp150 million from advocate Arif Fitrawan and a private party Martin P. Silitonga.
Granting bribes in this case is related to case handling Number 262/Pid.G/2018/PN Jaksel with the plaintiff Isra Achmad and defendant Williem J.V. Dongen and also the defendants PT. Asia Pacific Mining Resources (APMR) and Thomas Azali in connection with the case to bribe the panel of judges to cancel the acquisition agreement of PT Citra Lampia Mandiri (CLM) by PT APMR in the South Jakarta District Court.
The civil case was registered at the South Jakarta District Court on March 26, 2018, with the case number 262/Pid.G/2018/PN Jaksel, with the parties being plaintiff Achmad and the defendant Dongen also being joined by PT APMR and Thomas Azali.
The lawsuit was a civil lawsuit for the cancellation of the PT CLM acquisition agreement by PT APMR.
During the trial process, it was indicated that the plaintiffs communicated with Ramadhan, as the registrar of successor to the East Jakarta District Court, as a party suspected of being an intermediary to the panel of judges, who handled the case in the South Jakarta District Court.
A flow of funds was suspected on November 22, 2018, with a transaction involving a transfer of Rp500 million from Silitonga to a Mandiri account in the name of Arif Fitrawan. Furthermore, on November 27, 2018, Fitrawan made a total withdrawal of Rp500 million at three Mandiri branch offices.
On November 27, 2018, Fitrawan exchanged the Rp500 million in Singapore dollars for 47 thousand Singapore dollars. On the same day, Fitrawan then handed over the 47 thousand Singapore dollars to Ramadhan to be given to the panel of judges at his house.
The panel of judges had earlier received Rp150 million from Fitrawan through Ramadhan to influence the interlocutory decision, so that it was not terminated (NO) in August 2018 and agreed to receive another Rp500 million for the final verdict.
The intention behind NO is for the claim to be unacceptable, as the plaintiff is keen that the lawsuit continues until the main examination since the same claim had been filed in Makassar and a NO decision was taken. The plaintiff also filed a lawsuit with the South Jakarta District Court and hoped the lawsuit goes to the case.
The verdict itself will be read out on November 29, 2018.
In the communication recorded by the KPK investigating team, the code identified was "copy," which in the conversation was delivered "How about it, why dont you copy it?"
Allegations of the realization of his own fee commitments varied: the commitment fee between Fitrawan and the private sector was Rp2 billion, while the commitment fee between Fitrawan and Ramadhan dropped to Rp950 million.
The amount of money given by Ramadhan to the judges was Rp150 million and 47 thousand Singapore dollars.
Source: ANTARA News