The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has named another tax official, identified only as RNK, as a suspect in a graft case surrounding the 2010 procurement of computer software. The new suspect is an employee of the Directorate General on Taxation, AGO spokesman Adi Toegarisman told reporters in Jakarta on Wednesday. “Our team has found new evidence proving RNK’s involvement in the case,” Adi stated, adding that the suspect had been banned from leaving the country. He added that the prosecutors suspected RNK acted as a middleman to ensure IT company PT Berca Hardaya won the tender to provide the software. Company director Lim Hendar Halingkar has also been named a suspect by prosecutors. Berca Hardaya is owned by Sri Hartati Murdaya, a noted businesswoman who has close ties with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
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