Saturday, 19 October 2019

Meikarta Graft Case: Neneng Hasanah Returns More Bribe Money

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  • Non-active Bekasi regent Neneng Hasanah Yasin at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) headquarters in Jakarta, Monday, October 22, 2018. TEMPO/Imam Sukamto

    Non-active Bekasi regent Neneng Hasanah Yasin at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) headquarters in Jakarta, Monday, October 22, 2018. TEMPO/Imam Sukamto

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Neneng Hasanah Yasin, non-active Bekasi regent-cum-suspect in Meikarta graft case, has returned a total of Rp8 billion to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). “[Non-active] The Bekasi Regent has returned Rp2 billion to KPK on Thursday, January 3,” said KPK spokesperson Febri Diansyah in Jakarta today, January 4. 

    Febri said the KPK was appreciative of Neneng's act. “Even though it does not reduce the criminal sentence, her cooperation will be considered as a factor to giving her a lighter sentence during legal proceedings.” 

    The KPK has named nine suspects in the graft case of satellite city project of Meikarta: Lippo Group operational director Billy Sindoro, consultants Taryudi and Fitra Djaja Purnama, and an employee Henry Jasmen. 

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    Other suspects include Neneng and four Bekasi officials, namely the Head of Bekasi Public Works and Housing (PUPR) Agency, Jamaludin; the Head of Bekasi Fire Department, Sahat MBJ Nahar; the Head of Bekasi Capital Investment and One-Stop Integrated Services Agency (DPMPTSP), Dewi Tisnawati; and the Head of PUPR’s Spatial Planning, Neneng Rahmi. 

    Four suspects undergoing trial at the Bandung Corruption Court are Billy Sindoro, Taryudi, Fitradjaja Purnama, dan Henry Jasmen Sitohang. 

    On Thursday, January 3, 2019, Neneng Hasanah Yasin requested the status of justice collaborator to the KPK. Her lawyer, Ilham Prasetya Gultom, said his client would render her utmost cooperation in bringing the Meikarta graft case to light. 

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