Nazaruddin allegedly got Rp 4.3 billion for athlete’s village project

Padangekspres.net-Former Democratic Party treasurer M. Nazaruddin allegedly received a Rp 4.3 billion commission for helping PT Duta Graha Indah (PT DGI) win the tender to build a SEA Games athletes’ village in Palembang, South Sumatra.

The amount was revealed in the indictment of the company’s marketing manager, Mohamad El Idris, a defendant in the bribery case of the project, at the Corruption Court on Wednesday.

“The defendant handed over checks worth Rp 4.3 billion to Muhammad Nazaruddin through Yulianis and Oktarina Furi at PT Anak Negeri (Nazaruddin’s company) in Mampang, South Jakarta,” prosecutor Agus Salim read out the indictment as reported by kompas.com.

Nazaruddin, whose whereabouts is unknown, is also a suspect in the case.

According to the indictment, Nazaruddin was the mediator between PT DGI and Sports and Youth Ministry secretary Wafid Muharam. Nazaruddin reportedly worked on behalf of PT DGI to win the tender for the development project through his subordinate Rosalina Manulang, PT Anak Negeri’s marketing director.

Rosalina and Wafid are also suspects in the case.

The prosecutor went on to say that the RP 4.3 billion commission was paid in two phases. For the first payment, in February 2011, El Idris reportedly handed over two checks worth Rp 1 billion and Rp 1.1 billion respectively through one of Nazaruddin’s financial staffers, Yulianis.

In the second phase a few days later, the defendant allegedly handed over two more checks to another financial staffer, Oktarina Furi, worth Rp 1.1 billion and Rp 1 billion respectively.

“All the checks were handed over to Nazaruddin as a legislator as part of the company’s commitment to give 13 percent in fees to Nazaruddin if it won the tender,” said Agus.

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