Referring to Setya, he said: “We have named House member S.N. a suspect for alleged misuse of authority, which reportedly resulted in Rp 2.3 trillion ($172.57 million) state losses.”

Setya, also the chairman of the Golkar Party, may face up to 20 years in prison and a fine of Rp 1 billion, if found guilty.

The prosecutors’ indictment against Irman and Sugiharto during the first session of their trial in March, revealed Setya’s possible involvement in the e-KPT graft case. According to KPK, other lawmakers and top government officials may be charged as well.

“S.N., alongside A.A., is suspected of playing a role in planning and procurement,” Agus said, referring to Andi Agustinus, a businessman who in March was also named a suspect in the Rp 5.9 trillion project graft case.

Monday’s announcement comes amid an ongoing House inquiry into the KPK — initiated in April and partly triggered by the e-KTP investigation — a move widely seen as a maneuver to weaken the antigraft agency. The inquiry has set off widespread public opposition against the legislature.

Courtesy of Jakarta Globe