Another Golkar lawmaker named e-ID graft suspect

BINTANGNEWS.com – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has named former House of Representatives lawmaker Markus Nari of the Golkar Party a suspect in
the multi-trillion-rupiah e-ID graft case.
“His alleged role was to smoothen the deliberation of the e-ID project, including the marking up of its budget, at the House. In return, Markus allegedly received Rp 4 billion (US$300,000) from Irman,” KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah said at a media briefing on Wednesday afternoon.
He was referring to one of two former Home Ministry officials currently standing trial in the case at the Jakarta Corruption Court.
The KPK has charged Markus under articles 3 or 2 (1) of the 2001 Corruption Eradication Law, which carry a maximum punishment of 20 years’ imprisonment and a Rp 1 billion fine.
Markus is the latest suspect to be named in the e-ID case, just two days after the KPK named House Speaker Setya Novanto a suspect in the same case.
Setya, who is also the Golkar Party chairman, is accused of playing a key role in planning a scheme to embezzle Rp 5.9 trillion from for the e-ID project.
Markus was previously named a suspect for perjury and alleged attempts to obstruct the KPK investigation into the e-ID graft case, which caused Rp 2.3 trillion in state losses. 

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Editing: T.Bintang
Source: Thejakartapost.com



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