Jawa Timur Police Invesigates Ex-Village Chief on Money Laundering

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 , 10:00:00 WIB -

A police woman is seen helping a disable person, in a charity program to distribute wheel chairs, Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Monday (Oct.16). (ANTARA)

JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS – A former village chief in Lamongan, Imron Rosyadi, is under investigation on a money laundering charge. He allegedly laundered money from money he embezzled from farmers who sold their land. From the suspect, police investigators have confiscated Rp1.3 billion (US$95,912.7) .

Jawa Timur Police Criminal Unit Deputy Chief, Arman Asmara Syarifuddin, said Rosyad i has been reported for committing fraud. He allegedly embezzled money from farmers who sold their land in July 2016.

This is not the first time Rosyadi got himself in trouble and it was for a similar case. Rosyadi handled the sale of land belonging to a number of farmers. The land, 17,114 square meters in area, was bought by PT SDS for a total of Rp5.045 billion.

PT SDS had paid for the land, but Rosyadi embezzled the money, instigating the farmers to report him to the police.

On 14 November 2016, Rosyadi was sentenced to 3 years and 9 months in prison for the crime.
Later, on 23 August 2016, the Jawa Timur Police began investigating into another potential crime with Rosyadi as the suspect.

In the investigation, they found that Rosyadi embezzled Rp5 billion that were supposed to be distributed farmers who sold their land.

"He used the money to do business in the coal sector, in which he invested Rp4 billion. He used the remaining sum to buy an apartment, a car and distributed some as loans," he said. (dtc/mfb)