ASIATODAY.ID, JAKARTA – Chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) of the Republic of Indonesia, Firli Bahuri, was charged with multiple articles in the case of alleged blackmail against the former Minister of Agriculture, Syahrul Yasin Limpo. He faces a sentence ranging from five years in prison to life in prison.
In this case, Firli is suspected of violating Article 12 letter e, Article 12 letter B or Article 11 of Law Number 31 of 1999 concerning the Prevention and Eradication of Corruption Crimes as amended and supplemented by Law Number 20 of 2001 concerning amendments to the Law. Law No. 31 of 1999 concerning the Eradication of Corruption Crimes Junto Article 65 of the Criminal Code
The Director of Special Criminal Investigation at Polda Metro Jaya, Police Commissioner Ade Safri Simanjuntak, explained the criminal sanctions and fines as explained in the article.
Meanwhile, Article 12 letter e concerning the Law concerning the eradication of acts of corruption in civil servants or state administration which is intended to benefit themselves or others unlawfully or by abusing their power, forcing someone to give something, pay or receive payment with a discount or do something for themselves. Alone.
Then, Article 12 letter B paragraph 1 reads that every gratuity to a civil servant or state administrator is considered a bribe if it is related to his position and is contrary to his obligations or duties and is related to Article 12 letter B paragraph 1.
“In Article 12 letter B paragraph 2, it is stated that the punishment for civil servants or state administrators as referred to in paragraph 1 is life imprisonment or imprisonment for a minimum of four years and a maximum of 20 years and a fine of at least IDR 200 million and a maximum of IDR 1 billion,” said Ade at a press conference, Thursday, November 23 2023 in the morning.
Meanwhile, for Article 11, the threat of imprisonment is a minimum of one year and a maximum of five years and/or a fine of at least IDR 50 million and a maximum of IDR 250 million.
“For civil servants or state officials who receive gifts or promises, even though it is known or reasonably suspected that the gift or promise was given because of the power or authority related to their position or in the opinion of the person giving the gift or promise that it is related to their position,” he explained. .
Previously, investigators had carried out a case to identify a suspect against Firli on Wednesday 22 November 2023 at around 19.00 WIB. Meanwhile, the results showed that sufficient evidence was found to name Firli Bahuri as a suspect.
“Determining Brother FB as chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission of the Republic of Indonesia as a suspect,” he said.
Ade said that Firli was suspected of committing corruption in the form of extortion or receiving gratuities or accepting gifts or promises by civil servants or state administrators related to his position related to handling legal issues at the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia in the period 2020 to 2023.
Meanwhile, Ditreskrimsus Polda Metro Jaya investigators immediately scheduled an examination of the Chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Firli Bahuri as a suspect in the alleged blackmail case against former Minister of Agriculture Syahrul Yasin Limpo.
Director of Special Criminal Investigation at Polda Metro Jaya, Police Commissioner Ade Safri Simanjuntak, said that the examination agenda was a follow-up plan that would be carried out by joint investigators after the case was identified as a suspect.
“Conducting an examination of FB as chairman of the Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission in his capacity as a suspect in alleged criminal acts of corruption which are currently being investigated,” said Ade to journalists Thursday, November 23 2023 early in the morning.
Ade said that witnesses would be summoned again. Ade said that a total of 91 witnesses had been examined. This data is calculated from the time the case moved from investigation to investigation stage on October 9 2023
“The follow-up plan is to also examine witnesses,” he said. (AT Network)
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