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Rolls Royce and bank accounts seized in Harvey Moeis corruption case

Jakarta Globe - April 2, 2024

Mohamad Said, Jakarta – The Attorney General's Office (AGO) executed a search at the residence of businessman Harvey Moeis, the prime suspect in an illegal tin mining corruption case, located in South Jakarta on Monday evening.Ketut Sumedana, the AGO spokesperson, informed Beritasatu.com on Tuesday that the search conducted in Pakubuwono yielded a Rolls Royce, and a Mini Cooper, as well as electronic devices and documents linked to the suspect's criminal activities. The seized Rolls-Royce was a gift for his wife, actress Sandra Dewi.

"We're still in the process of verifying other items as our colleagues continue data collection and checks in the field," he added.

Kuntadi, the Director of Investigations at the AGO, also verified the blocking of Harvey Moeis's personal bank accounts.

"We initiated the blocking of the suspect's accounts at the outset of the investigation. Alongside this, we're actively pursuing progress in the case," he stated.

The AGO's investigators are currently tracing the flow of funds as part of asset tracing related to the case, which also includes a private jet. There are plans to charge Harvey Moeis and other suspects under the Money Laundering Act (TPPU), alongside corruption allegations.

"We're yet to determine the beneficiaries, but we're urgently investigating the acquisition sources and individuals involved. However, we're unable to disclose the names of the beneficiaries at this time," Ketut said.

Harvey is the 16th suspect implicated by the AGO in this case, with 172 witnesses already examined by the agency.

Harvey was apprehended on March 27 over allegations of acting as a middleman to facilitate illegal mining operations for Refined Bangka Tin (RBT) in areas owned by Timah.

Prosecutors allege the illegal mining activities occurred between 2015 and 2022, with Harvey's involvement beginning in 2018.

The AGO has identified at least 16 suspects following interrogations of nearly 150 witnesses in the corruption scandal, potentially leading to a loss of Rp 271 trillion ($17 billion) in environmental damages due to illegal mining activities.

Source: https://jakartaglobe.id/news/rolls-royce-and-bank-accounts-seized-in-harvey-moeis-corruption-cas