AGO arrests fugitive in Bank Century money laundering case

Mataram, W Nusa Tenggara (ANTARA) – The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) arrested Stefanus Farok Nurtjahja, a fugitive in the Bank Century money laundering case, at a restaurant in Jakarta.

“Shortly after the arrest, the fugitive was taken to the Salemba correctional facility to serve jail term that the court has meted out to him for the misdeeds,” Chief of the Legal Information Center of the AGO Mukti noted in Jakarta on Wednesday.

The joint intelligence team of the AGO made the arrest on Tuesday after receiving a tip-off on the whereabouts of Stefanus at a restaurant in the capital.

“He was arrested without resistance,” he stated.

Based on the Supreme Court’s verdict number 535/ K/Pid.Sus/2014, dated July 14, 2014, Stefanus and two other defendants, identified as Raden Mas Johanes Sarwono and Umar Muchsin, were declared guilty of receiving Rp1.1 billion in the case from Toto Kuntjoro.

The money was supposedly sourced from Robert Tantular proven guilty of embezzlement, swindle, and money laundering.

Owing to the misdeeds, Stefanus was sentenced to six years imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rp1 billion. “However, before the public prosecutor executed the verdict, he had escaped,” he stated.

Stefanus was the 346th fugitive arrested since the Fugitive Arrest Program called Tabur 31.1 was launched in January 2018.

Source: ANTARA News