The Subang regent-corruption-case
The Corruption Eradication fee has detained the Subang regent and two prosecutors on suspicion of corruption
The relaxed chat among Ojang Sohandi, the regent of Subang, West Java, and Dis- trict Commander Lt. Col. Budi Mawardi Syam got here to an abrupt halt on Monday last week when Subang Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Agus Nurpatria strolled into the oflice with two Corruption Eradication commission (KPK) commissioners in tow.
Budi informed Agus that KPK oﬂicers could should take him to Jakarta. Ojang made no attempt to face up to. He did, but, request he be allowed to apply his personal automobile. “The KPK ofﬁcers then talked to him with courtesy, and Ojang surrendered,” stated KPK Deputy Chairman Laode Muhammad Syarief on Thursday ultimate week. Before detaining Ojang, the KPK project pressure nabbed Lenih Marliani in the car parking zone of the West Java lawyer Generals OfﬁCE (in the past). Lenih is the spouse of Jajang Abdul Kholik, a defendant in a case of embezzlement of Subang Social protection control business enterprise (BPJS) funds, at the identical time, KPK Officer‘s moved to the fourth ﬂoor of the West Java in the past building to arrest prosecutor Deviyanti Rochaeni, from whom they'd seized Rp528 million.
|Ojang Suhendi, Regent of Subang, West Java.|
at KPK Building, Jakarta.
KPK Deputy Chairman Saut Situmorangsaid Devi, who had handled Jajang’s case, turned into detained for accepting a bribe from Lenih—allegedly to exclude the regent’s call from an accusatory file naming Jajang and the alternative defendant Budi Subiantoro as suspects. The accusation report became study out by means of the prosecutor on Monday closing week. “He wanted to scrub his arms of the case to shirk responsibility,” Saut said. The embezzlement of Subang BPJS price range passed off back in 2014, whilst Budi Subiantoro, then head of the health corporation, andJajang Abdul Kholik, then head of the health department, misappropriated Rp 4.7 billion of the whole Rp 41 billion fund.
The prosecutor demanded years and ﬁve months’ imprisonment and a ﬁne of Rp 5O million for both men for the crime. The prices made no point out of Ojang, however. In reality, throughout the exam of witnesses and defendants, Budi and Jajang admitted that the BPJS finances had been skimmed via Subang health agency Treasurer Suhendi to satisfy Ojang’s desires.
“Suhendi knew about the involvement of the regent inside the case,” stated Budi. Jajang said Suhendi as soon as took Rp l billion from the BPJS price range, allegedly for Ojang. While requested, Suhendi said the Rp l billion have been taken in batches—the ﬁrst amounting to Rp seven-hundred million and the second Rp 300 million, but now not for Ojang. “I’ve never given the cash to Pak Ojang,” stated Suhendi. “I used it to cover my debts at numerous banks.”
In his testimony delivered on March 7, Suhendi admitted to having taken the BPJS finances with the aid of as a lot as Rp 1.6 billion from the kingdom budget. Formerly, price range finances had been spent on a villa for Ojang.
The special crimes department of the West Java Police has now not yet named Suhendi a suspect. Neither has the alleged ﬂow of price range to Ojang been examined.
Previous to the studying of the costs towards Jajang and Budi, according to one regulation enforcer, Ojang requested Lenih to touch Fahri Nurmallo, an employee who provides help during case-dealing with. Thru Fahri, Lenih added a request to exclude Ojang’s name. Fahri asked for Rp 350 million as compensation.
After being informed of Fahri’s request,Ojang requested Lenih to barter. Rp300 million become subsequently mounted because the agreed-upon charge. Ojang then requested Elita Budiarti, head of the Subang investment and Licensing company, to put together the money.
On March 31, Elita brought Rp a hundred million to Lenih, to be delivered to Fahri. 4 days later, Fahri become transferred to the primary java ago. Although now not assigned to Westjava, Fahri persevered to speak with Lenih.
The head of the Westjava ago, Ferry Wibisono, said Fahri’s transfer became now not linked to any bribe interest. “It turned into a everyday transfer,” the previous KPK prosecution director said.
A day before the KPK operation, Fahri got here to Bandung to see Devi. Fahri reminded Devi to set up an appointment with Lenih on Mondaymorning. “Fahri asked Devi for the remainder of his bribe,” stated the law enforcement ofﬁcial. After that, Fahri again to Semarang.
After evading the spot operation, Fahri became unable to loosen up. After Devi’s arrest, Assistant attorney-wellknown Widyo Pramono promised to turn Fahri over to the KPK.
On Tuesday afternoon final Week, after being interrogated by the KPK, Fahri become detained.
The KPK later declared Fahri and Devi suspects of bribery. Ojang, Lenih and Jajang have been suspected of having supplied the bribes. In Ojang’s case, the KPK delivered an allegation of gratiﬁcation after Rp 385 million was observed in Ojang’s automobile.
Ojang has apologized to the people of Subang. “I also ask that the community pray for me,” he stated. However, Ojang was tightlipped whilst journalists requested if his apology changed into tantamount to a confession.
Ojang additionally declined to give an explanation for what unique point caused his arrest. The other 3 suspects, Lenih, Devi and Fahri, have also remained silent.
The pinnacle of the data and legal affairs section of the West Java in the past, Raymond Ali, stated Devi had by no means regular any bribes. He stated that the cash seized by the KPK was to cover country losses incurred with the aid of jajang and Budi. The cash turned into given to Devi to plug into the country treasury. “We regret the conﬁscation of the repayment cash through the KPK,” added Raymond.
KPK Deputy Chairman Saut Situmorang told a exclusive story. Consistent with Saut, Devi exceeded over Rp 528 million whilst the KPK task pressure requested about the money provided through Lenih.
source: Tempo magazine