TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Attorney General's Office (AGO) today, Sept. 2, named Nasdem Party politician Andi Irfan Jaya as a new suspect in the bribery case implicating prosecutor Pinangki Sirna Malasari. Andi was suspected of receiving the money to handle an acquittal ruling related to Djoko Tjandra's Bank Bali case.
“Today, investigators name another suspect identified as AI,” said the Chief of the AGO Legal Information Center, Hari Setiyono, at his office, Wednesday, Sept. 2.
Andi was charged with Article 15 of the Corruption Crime Law. However, Hari was non-committal to detail Andi’s involvement in the bribery case.
Koran Tempo’s August 29 edition reported that Andi allegedly helped Pinangki to camouflage fee worth US$10 million. The case started when Pinangki proposed US$100 million to handle the ruling. But Djoko only agreed to provide US$10 million.
Djoko Tjandra had paid US$500,000 as an advanced payment to Pinangki. The remaining fee was allegedly suggested for a safety box in the form of a power plant project in Kalimantan.
Andi Irfan Jaya was believed to get involved in the purchase as his identity card would serve as a document in the process of transaction of the power plant assets, which was allegedly a camouflage payment for Pinangki.
M ROSSENO AJI