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KPK to team up with FBI to investigate alleged bribery by German company to Indonesian officials

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Jakarta, IO – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has established communication with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to collect information on alleged bribery by German software company SAP to Indonesian officials. This was revealed by KPK deputy chairman Alexander Marwata, per CNN Indonesia, Tue (16/1).

Other than the FBI, KPK will also coordinate with various other parties including the Department of Justice (DoJ) through the US Embassy in Indonesia. “The cooperation between KPK, DoJ and FBI has been going well so far. There are several graft cases that have been handled jointly, including the e-KTP corruption,” he said.

SAP was previously required to pay a fine of US$220 million (Rp3.4 trillion) after being proven to have bribed government officials in Indonesia and South Africa. Based on the investigations by DoJ and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), SAP was found to have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

According to court documents, SAP entered into a three-year deferred prosecution agreement regarding a criminal information filed with the Eastern District of Virginia.

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In Indonesia, the bribery occurred between 2015 and 2018 through a number of SAP agents to state officials to obtain profit from various contracts between SAP and ministries and institutions, including the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry.

DoJ also alleged that officials at the Telecommunications and Information Accessibility Agency (BAKTI) were also involved in the bribery case. (un)

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