AGO names four suspects over alleged graft case in Pertamina

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Attorney Generals Office (AGO) has named four suspects over alleged payments for transportation and handling of fictitious fuel oil from PT Pertamina Patra Niaga to PT Ratu Energy Indonesia from 2010 to 2014.

"The investigators have named four suspects in the alleged corruption case," Chief of the Legal Information Center at the Attorney Generals Office M Rum said here on Thursday.

The four suspects are identified by their initials as SW (marketing director of PT Patra Niaga from 2008 to 2011, JI (vice president for national sales 2 of PT Pertamina Patra Niaga from 2010 to 2012, who is currently marketing director of PT Utama Alam Energy), CGH (operations director of PT Ratu Energy Indonesia) and E (operation manager of PT Hanna Lines).

Earlier, the Attorney Generals Office also raised the legal status of the alleged corruption case, related to the procurement and operation of a ship to PT Pertamina Trans Kontinental between 2012 and 2014, to investigation.

"It has been raised to investigation. I think we have received inputs from the Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center (PPATK) and the State Audit Board (BPK). We are coordinating with them. We have done all of these in a measurable way," Attorney General HM Prasetyo said.

Commenting on a plan to question PT Pertamina Vice President Director Ahmad Bambang, Prasetyo said he will be questioned not as Pertamina vice president director but as president director of PT Pertamina Trans Continental.

Bambang has failed to meet a summons from the Attorney Generals Office three days ago for questioning related to the alleged graft case.(*)