PT Gala Bumi Perkasa Director Detained for Land-Purchase Fraud

Friday, 11 August 2017 , 16:00:00 WIB -

An officer is seen taking Henry J Gunawan (second left) to a detainee van, Surabaya, East Java, Thursday (10/8). (ANTARA)

JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS – The Surabaya Prosecutor’s Office has detained PT Gala Bumi Perkasa director, Henry J Gunawan, in the Rutan Klas I Surabaya prison in Medaeng. Henry, who is also an investor at Pasar Turi market, is being accused of fraud in a land sales agreement in Malang, East Java.

According to chief prosecutor Didik Farkhan, Thursday (10/8), Based on information gathered, the case began when notary Caroline had a client that was purchasing land worth Rp4.5 billion (US$337,483.35) with Building Rights on Land (SHGB) certificate.

When about to take the certificate, Henry J Gunawan said the certificate was with notary Caroline. However, the latter told the buyer that the certificate had already been taken by Henry’s worker.

It was later found that the certificate was sold to another buyer for Rp 10 billion.

Caroline later reported Henry to the Surabaya Police. (dtc/mfb)