After Friday Prayers, Hary Tanoesoedibjo to Visit KPK: Lawyer

By webadmin on 04:08 pm Jun 15, 2012
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Rizky Amelia

The president director of Bhakti Investama, Hary Tanoesoedibjo, was reportedly to undergo questioning at the office of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) relating to an ongoing probe into alleged tax fraud and corruption.

A Bhakti Investama attorney, Andi Simangunsong, said Hary would be interrogated on Friday afternoon.

“After Friday prayers around 13:30 p.m.,” Andi said via a text message to reporters on Friday.

Hary was slated to be questioned by KPK investigators on Wednesday, but the media tycoon failed to appear because he said he did not receive a summons from the antigraft body. The KPK said it had sent him a number of summons.

He will be questioned as a witness in the case of an East Java tax official, Tommy Hendratno, and a tax consultant, James Gunarjo, amid allegations of graft involving tax receipts from Bhakti Investama.

The two were arrested on June 6 at a restaurant in Tebet, South Jakarta, where they were allegedly transacting a bribe. The KPK seized an envelope filled with more than Rp 280 million ($30,000) in the arrest.

Tommy and James are being held on charges of having violated multiple articles of the Anti-Corruption Law.