Jakarta. A banker, identified as I.U., has been arrested for allegedly receiving a bribe in return for approving a fake loan proposal from Harry Suganda, the owner of Rockit Adelway construction materials firm, police said on Sunday (19/03).
Harry, also a former banker, had deceived at least seven state and private banks to get Rp 836 billion ($62.53 million) in loans.
Earlier this month, the National Police's Criminal Investigation Unit, or Bareskrim, arrested him and a banker identified as D. and named both suspects. D. had allegedly received Rp 700 million to approve Harry's loan applications.
"The third suspect in the case is a private banker who was allegedly involved in approving loans to Rockit Aldeway. The suspect, I.U., was nabbed on Thursday at 10 p.m. at his home in Bintaro Permai, South Jakarta," special crimes director at Bareskrim, Brig. Gen. Agung Setya, said on Sunday morning.
"He received Rp 1.5 billion in kickbacks to approve the loan applications," Agung added.
Between March and December 2015, Harry used fake contracts for stone procurement to obtain the loans.
State-owned banks lost Rp 398 billion and private ones lost Rp 438 billion to Harry's scheme, which was revealed after the loans were classified as non-performing.
Harry can face up to 15 years in prison, if convicted.