Wednesday, 17 July 2019 | 17:32 WIB

Constitutional Court Finds Patrialis Akbar Giving Car, Money to a Woman

Patrialis Akbar (elshinta)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Former constitutional judge Patrialis Akbar has given cash worth United States (US) $500 dollars and a Nissan March to a woman named Anggita Ekaputri.

"I received money of $500 dollars," Anggita said during a trial at the Corruption Court in Jakarta on Monday (7/24).

Anggita is a woman who was arrested by Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigators during a sting operation on Patrialis on January 25, 2017.

"I was given the money before Mr. Patrialis went to Umra pilgrimage," added Anggita, who was born on July 12, 1992.

Patrialis went on Umra pilgrimage on December. 2016.

"Given at once, I forgot the exact time, possibly a week before Umra pilgrimage," she said.

The $500 dollar cash was found in Anggita's wallet when the sting operation was conducted on Patrialis and four others at Grand Indonesia shopping center on January 25, 2017.

"Is it true that the $500 dollars in purse that was seized on January 25, 2017, was from Patrialis?" KPK prosecutor Lie Putra Setiawan asked.

"Correct, and it has been seized by KPK," said Anggita.

Anggita claimed to know Patrialis while she was working in one of the golfing spots.

"I knew Mr. Patrialis when I was in my office before, when I was working again, I was asked by one of my colleagues to make a 'member' and I came to him and continued to talk about the 'membership'," said Anggita.

The incident occurred in September 2016. In addition to money, Anggita also claimed to get another gift from Patrialis, including a car.

"I have received clothes, money and car," said Anggita.

The Nissan March car was given on November or December 2016, just before Patrialis went to Umra pilgrimage.

"The car was given before Uma, probably the last November," said Anggita.

She also clarified the news that had circulated about the relationship between her and Patrialis.

"When I was arrested, I was with my mother, my son, my cousin, and Mr. Patrialis. There were five people at that time, and not two people, not in a hotel, and not in boarding house," Anggita affirmed.

Patrialis clarified Anggita's explanation.

"This opportunity to clarify that I was actually caught in a sting along with four other people in open public space, and not just me and her. The second thing, the $500 dollar was not given at once, but at sums of 100, 200 and 200 so three times, as a kind of gift, a kind of tip. Other favors are irrelevant to the case, "Patrialis said.

Patrialis in this case allegedly received $70,000 dollars, IDR4.043 million and was promised to receive IDR2 billion from Basuki Hariman and Ng Fenny through Kamaludin to influence the decision of Case Number 129 / PUU-XIII / 2015 related to the material test Law No. 41 of 2014 on Amendment to Law No. 18 of 2009 on Animal Husbandry and Health.

Basuki Hariman is a "beneficial owner" of PT Impexindo Pratama, PT Cahaya Timur Utama, PT Cahaya Sakti Utama and CV Sumber Laut Perkasa while Ng Fenny is General Manager of PT Impexindo Pratama.