The Bandung Corruption Court kicked off on Wednesday a hearing for a swindle box surrounding a Meikarta municipality devise in Bekasi, West Java, with dangling Bekasi monarch Neneng Hasanah Yasin and devise executives concerned in a case.
Sitting on a dais were Billy Sindoro, a former executive with Lippo conglomerate, and devise consultants and employees Henry Jasmen P. Sitohan, Fitradjadja Purnama and Taryudi.
The prosecutors indicted a defendants for temptation and wages underneath a Corruption Law, that carries a limit judgment of 5 years’ seizure and Rp 250 million (US$17,285) in fines.
Prosecutor Yadyn pronounced a box began when PT Mahkota Sentosa Utama, a auxiliary of PT Lippo Cikarang Tbk., designed in 2016 to build a Meikarta municipality megaproject on 438 hectares of land in Cibatu, South Cikarang, Bekasi regency. The devise enclosed unit buildings, a selling mall, a hospital, a propagandize building, a hotel, a residential devalue and a business district.
The growth of a municipality was to be satisfied in 3 opposite stages. The initial theatre enclosed a construction of 52 buildings and 13 basements on 143 h of land.
To lift out a initial proviso of a project, a developer indispensable permits on land use, domestic investment, sourroundings and construction.
According to a indictment, a Lippo firm systematic Billy to hoop a permits.
In Apr 2017, PT Lippo Cikarang land merger multiplication conduct Edi Dwi Soesianto, his subordinate Satriadi and Bekasi spatial and growth formulation multiplication conduct E. Yusup Taupik met with a monarch during his residence.
“In a meeting, Edi Dwi Soesianto asked Neneng Hasanah Yasin to assistance them with a permit. Neneng responded by suggesting that they routine a land use assent by E. Yusup Taupik,” Yadyn said.
The monarch after released a regental direct on a use of 846,356 block meters of land for blurb use in Cibatu village, South Cikarang, on May 12, 2017.
“After a assent was signed, Neneng Hasanah Yasin systematic E. Yusup Yaupik to hit Edi Dwi Soesianto to ask for Rp 10 billion in ‘commitment fees’,” a prosecutor said.
Edi after paid a income in 6 stages between Jun 2017 and Jan 2018 around Yusup and, in serve to a Rp 10 billion betrothed to Neneng, Edi also gave Yusup Rp 500 million, according to a indictment. To serve convince a internal administration to adjust a spatial devise to accommodate a project, Edi and Satriadi allegedly betrothed Rp 2.5 billion to a Bekasi Spatial Planning and Housing Agency head. However, in a center of a process, then-West Java emissary administrator Deddy Mizwar called on a applicable authorities to hindrance a assent distribution tentative a recommendation from a West Java governor.
Later, Josep Christopher Mailool, Billy’s nephew, contacted Henry Jasmen P. Sihotang for assistance with a permits. Henry after concerned Fitradjaja Purnama and Taryudi in a process.
On Sept. 23, 2017, Billy allegedly discussed a emanate with a 3 during a hotel in Cikarang. “Please manage a process,” Billy told them as quoted by a prosecutor.
According to a indictment, Billy and a devise executives concerned in a box gave a sum of Rp 16 billion and S$270,000 to monarch Neneng and a executives gave Rp 1 billion and SG$90,000 to Bekasi Investment and Permit Agency conduct Dewi Tisnawati, Rp 1.2 billion to Bekasi Public Works and Housing Agency conduct Jamaludin and hundreds of millions of rupiah to several other group heads.
In May 2018, PT Lippo Cikarang requested a assent to build 53 unit towers and 13 basements.
After receiving income from PT Lippo Cikarang, Dewi Tisnawati authorized a building permits for 24 unit towers, a prosecutor said.
Billy denied all a accusations.
“I wish that a judges will not cruise inconclusive evidence,” he pronounced after a trial.
This essay was creatively published in The Jakarta Post’s imitation book on Dec. 20, 2018, with a pretension “Meikarta crime hearing kicks off in Bandung”.