KPK to Expand Alleged Graft Case Involving Bekasi Mayor Rahmat Effendi



Petir Garda Bhwana

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  • The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) illustration. TEMPO/Imam Sukamto

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) illustration. TEMPO/Imam Sukamto

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) confirmed the possibility to expand the alleged corruption case incriminating non-active Bekasi Mayor Rahmat Effendi.

    “KPK is still focusing on corruption cases in the form of bribes and gratuities. Will it be expanded? Is it possible to go towards the DPRD (Regional Legislative Council)? All of them are possible to be developed,” said KPK deputy chairman Nurul Ghufron in a written statement on Tuesday, Jan. 12.

    Nurul continued that the possibility of the case development was based on the possibility of bribery and gratification which was not only found during the sting operation but also on the irrational assets of the parties concerned.

    The anti-graft body’s deputy for enforcement and execution Karyoto added the results of the investigation by the Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center (PPATK) on whether or not the alleged crime of money laundering (TPPU) is found will be taken into consideration by the KPK to develop the case.

    On January 6, the KPK named Rahmat Effendi and eight other people as suspects in the alleged corruption case related to the procurement of goods and services and the auction of positions within the Bekasi government following the sting operation in the city.

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