REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) will soon examine former director general of taxation Hadi Poernomo as a suspect in a corruption case.
"HP (Hadi Poernomo) is scheduled to be examined as a suspect today," KPK spokesman Priharsa Nugraha stated here on Thursday.
The KPK named Hadi Poernomo as a suspect on April 21, 2014, in connection with his alleged role in a corruption case while he held the post of director general of taxation during the 2002-2004 period.
In connection with his case, Hadi Poernomo, when he was the tax director general, had allegedly changed the result of an examination on objection to corporate tax assessment for the 1999-2003 period over non-performing loans worth Rp5.7 trillion submitted by the BCA bank to the corporate tax director on July 17, 2003.
The result of the examination was issued on March 13, 2004, and then submitted to the director general who rejected BCA's objection.
However, a day before the final decision over BCA's objection was issued on July 18, 2004, Hadi Poernomo ordered the corporate tax director to amend his conclusion and accept BCA's objection.
Hadi later issued a decision letter to accept all objections submitted by the taxpayer, and through this move, he offered no time to the corporate tax director to respond to the dissenting opinion.
As a result of this decision, the state incurred losses amounting to Rp375 billion and based on that, the KPK has named Hadi Poernomo as a suspect for violating Articles 2 and 3 of Law Number 31 of 1999, later amended to Law Number 20 of 2001 on corruption eradication and Article 55 of the Criminal Law.
If proven guilty, Hadi could serve a jail term of up to 20 years and have to pay a fine of Rp1 billion.