Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Dito Ariotedjo accused of being receiving funds channeled a businessman in BTS 4G corruption case

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Irwan Hermawan, a commissioner of PT Solitech Media Sinergy, has admitted to channeling funds amounting to IDR 27 billion to an individual named Dito Ariotedjo for the purpose of securing a corruption case related to the provision of 4G base transceiver station (BTS) towers for the Telecommunication and Information Accessibility Agency (Bakti) of the Ministry of Communication and Informatics (Kemenkominfo).

Irwan Hermawan made this revelation when questioned by the presiding judge, Fahzal Hendri, regarding the disbursement of funds intended to cover up the corruption case, which was still under investigation by the Attorney General’s Office (Kejagung) of Indonesia at that time.

Dito was the last person to receive tens of billions of rupiahs as part of the efforts to secure the case.

According to Irwan, he had also given IDR 15 billion to Edward Hutahaean and an individual named Wawan, in two installments of IDR 30 billion each. Additionally, there was an additional sum of IDR 27 billion to cover the BTS 4G case.

Irwan revealed that these funds, amounting to tens of billions, were entrusted to someone named Resi and Windi for delivery to Dito. Judge Fahzal then pressed Irwan to identify the individual referred to as Dito Ariotedjo, to which Irwan confirmed that it was indeed Dito Ariotedjo.

Changes in Dito Ariotedjo’s wealth report

There have been changes in the wealth report of Dito Ariotedjo, as indicated in the Wealth Report of State Officials (LHKPN). Now, there are no longer assets owned by Dito classified as gifts.

As observed on the Corruption Eradication Commission’s (KPK) e-LHKPN website on September 27, 2023, Dito submitted his wealth report to the KPK on July 12, 2023. Dito’s LHKPN is recorded as a special report at the beginning of his term.

Dito is listed as having five parcels of land and buildings with a total value of IDR 187,595,355,600. These properties are located in Central Jakarta, South Jakarta, and East Jakarta. His assets consist of one self-acquired property and four others received as gifts without deeds.

Dito also owns three cars worth IDR 2.18 billion in total. His vehicles include a self-acquired Toyota Fortuner, a Toyota Alphard received as a gift without a deed, and a Hyundai IONIQ 5 classified as “other” in terms of acquisition.

Dito reported having other movable assets worth IDR 6,004,303,070 and securities valued at IDR 89,342,924,072.

Dito disclosed cash and cash equivalents of IDR 13,393,899,111 and debts totaling IDR 16,050,902,195. Therefore, his total wealth amounts to IDR 282,465,579,658.

The details in Dito’s LHKPN report have changed. Previously, there were five assets belonging to Dito classified as gifts, but they are now listed as gifts without deeds. The total value of assets classified as gifts without deeds is IDR 162 billion. The presence of assets classified as gifts had raised concerns at the KPK.

Dito clarified that these assets were gifts from his mother-in-law to his wife. The KPK also conducted clarifications with Dito, which led to an update in the information regarding these assets.

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