Regarding the Gratification Case, the Attorney General's Office Examined the Son-in-Law of the Former BTN Director

Regarding the Gratification Case, the Attorney General's Office Examined the Son-in-Law of the Former BTN Director

JAKARTA - The team of investigating prosecutors at the Directorate of Investigation at the Deputy Attorney General for Special Crimes at the Attorney General's Office (AGO) has examined two witnesses of the Corruption Crime Case of Granting Gratuities to the Directors of PT. State Savings Bank (BTN).

Witnesses being questioned included Widi Kusuma Purwanto, who is the son-in-law of the former BTN HM President Director who has been a suspect in this case. Another witness being questioned was Ichsan Hasan as the President Commissioner of PT. Titanium Property.

"The witness examination was carried out in order to find legal facts related to the giving or promise (Gratification) to the Board of Directors of PT. BTN (now specifically for HM Suspects) including the technicalities and methods as well as the purpose and purpose of giving the money, " said the Head of the Legal Information Center of the AGO, Hari Setiyono in his written statement, Friday (9/10/2020).

Witness examination is carried out in order to find and collect evidence that explains the criminal act that occurred. Also to find other suspects in accordance with the provisions stipulated in article 1 point 2 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

Hari said that witness examinations were carried out with due observance of health protocols regarding the prevention of transmission of Covid 19, including maintaining distance and investigators using complete Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

In addition, witnesses are also required to wear a mask and always wash their hands using a hand sanitizer before and after the examination.

In this case, the AGO has named HM and the President Director of PT Pelangi Putera Mandiri, YA as suspects.

Previously, Hari explained that this case began in 2014 when PT Pelangi Putra Mandiri applied for a loan to Bank BTN worth Rp. 117 billion. Along the way, this credit is problematic and has a collectability of 5.

It is suspected that in the granting of the credit facility there were allegations of gratification or giving to the suspect on behalf of HM, which was carried out by YA in the amount of Rp.2.257 billion. You do this by transferring the money through the account of the suspect HM's son-in-law.

Then, explained Hari, in 2013, the suspect HM, who was the President Director of Bank BTN, also agreed to provide a loan to PT Titanium Properti worth Rp 160 billion.

At that time, a deal occurred so that PT Titanium gave gratuities worth Rp. 870 million and transferred it through HM's son-in-law, Widi Kusuma Purwanto.

The suspect HM was charged under Article 12 letter a or letter b or Article 5 paragraph 2juncto paragraph (1) letter a or b or Article 11 of Republic of Indonesia Law Number 31 of 1999 as amended by Law Number 20 of 2001 concerning Eradication of Corruption Crimes juncto Article 55 paragraph (1) to (1) KUHP.

Meanwhile, the suspect YES is charged with Article 5 paragraph (1) letter a or letter b or Article 13 of the Republic of Indonesia Law Number 31 of 1991 as amended by Law Number 20 of 2001 concerning Eradication of Corruption Crimes. (***)