Kaskus Founder Allegedly Involved in Money Laundering



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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Founder of online-community giant, Kaskus, Andrew Darwis has been reported to the Jakarta Police by Titi Sumawijaya Empel for alleged involvement in a money laundering case.  

    Titi plans to meet the police’s summons for questioning today on Monday, September 16. “It will take place at the Jakarta Police’s special criminal unit at 14:00 Western Indonesia Time,” said Titi’s lawyer, Jack Lapian, today.

    According to Jack Lapian, the case began when Titi borrowed Rp15 billion from another person with a collateral of the certificate of her building on Jl. Panglima Polim, South Jakarta, in November 2018. She, however, only received Rp5 billion. 

    In the process, the certificate's ownership was changed without Titi's consent, and again changed under the name of the Kaskus founder. Jack suspected Andrew had used the cerificate at a UOB Bank. 

    “The certificate is a product of a crime committed by the suspects that have been processed by the police previously,” said the lawyer.

    Following the police report, the Kaskus founder could be charged with Article 263 verse 2 and or Article 378 of the Criminal Law and Articles 3,4,5 of the Law No. 8 Year 2010 on Money Laundering Crimes.