Novanto again returns Rp862 million to anti-graft agency

Novanto again returns Rp862 million to anti-graft agency

Setya Novanto (ANTARA /M Agung Rajasa)

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Setya Novanto, a corruption convict and former House speaker, further returned Rp862 million to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), the anti-graft agency`s spokesman Febri Diansyah stated here on Tuesday.

The KPK received the money transferred from the PT Bank CIMB Niaga chapter in Daan Mogot.

The money was part of the installments from Novanto, who had earlier returned Rp1.1 billion, Rp5 billion, and US$100 thousand.

The KPK court has also ordered Novanto, currently serving a 15-year jail term, to pay restitution amounting to $7.3 million that he had obtained in an electronic identity card (e-ID) project corruption case.

"The KPK is also waiting for information on a plan to sell one of Setya Novanto`s houses, as earlier told by his wife," Diansyah stated.

Some Rp2.3 trillion of the e-ID project funds worth some Rp5.9 trillion had been reportedly embezzled.

The corruption scandal allegedly involved officers of the Home Affairs Ministry and politicians serving as members of the House of Representatives during the 2011-2012 period.

The Jakarta Corruption Court judges sentenced Novanto to 15 years in prison on April 24, 2018.

Presiding judge Yanto remarked that the former Golkar Party chairman had been declared guilty of rigging the Rp5.9 trillion e-ID project, which reportedly caused Rp2.3 trillion in state losses.

The court also ordered him to pay Rp500 million in fines and restitution amounting to $7.3 million that he had obtained in the case.

Reporting by Benardy F
Editing by Fardah Assegaf, Sri Haryati

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