Jakarta: The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Tuesday named state electricity operator PT PLN president director Sofyan Basir as the latest suspect in a briber case related to the construction of Riau-1 power plant.
"KPK has upgarded the status to investigation and has named SFB as suspect," KPK deputy chairman Saut Sitomorang said.
On Tuesday morning, the Jakarta Corruption Court sentenced former Golkar Party secretary general Idrus Marham to three years in prison and a fine of Rp150 million in the graft case of Riau-1 power plant.
The panel of judges found the former Golkar Party lawmaker guilty of receiving bribe money from Blackgold Natural Resources Limited boss Johannes Budisutrisno Kotjo.
"Idrus Marham has been proven guilty of committing corruption," the head of the panel of judges Yanto said.
According to the court's verdict, Idrus received kickbacks amounting to Rp 2.25 billion from the businessman. In addition, Idrus masterminded the signing of the power purchase agreement between Blackgold Natural Resources Limited and state-owned electricity company PT PLN.
In August, KPK officials named the former social affairs minister as the third suspect in the graft case. A month earlier, KPK investigators arrested the Blackgold Natural Resources Limited CEO as well as Golkar Party lawmaker Eni Maulani Saragih in a sting operation in the capital city of Jakarta.
Last month, Eni was sentenced to six years in prison and a fine of Rp200 million. In December, Johannes was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison an a fine of Rp150 million.