|Indonesian bank fugitive to be deported on Wednesday|
|Written by News Desk - Antaranews.com|
|Wednesday, 13 June 2012 07:38|
The Indonesia bank fugitive involved in the Bank Indonesia Liquidity Support (BLBI) program in the Bank Harapan Sentosa (BHS) case, Sherny Kojongian,
has been deported from the United States and is scheduled to arrive in Jakarta on Wednesday (June 13).
"The San Francisco trial judge, in the deportation hearing, ruled that Sherny Kojongian should be deported to Indonesia; she will arrive in Jakarta on Wednesday (June 13)," reported a press statement released by the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs here on Tuesday.
Kojongian had appealed against the verdict of her first deportation hearing. However, during her next session, the US Ninth Circuit Court rejected the appeal and upheld the ruling that Sherny should be deported to Indonesia.
Kojongian had fled from Indonesia in 2002 at the time of the BHS corruption trial.
In March 2002, the Central Jakarta District Court released an in absentia verdict and awarded a 20-year sentence to Sherny Kojongian, Hendra Rahardja and Eko Edi Putranto.
After her flight, Kojongian attempted to obtain US citizenship and filed for asylum. However, on November 10, 2011, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement department arrested Sherny upon an international arrest warrant (red notice).
The three suspects have been found guilty of causing financial losses to the state amounting to Rp1.95 trillion. They are also required to restore these losses through a joint responsibility.
According to the Indonesian Attorney General's website (AGO), the three convicted individuals had agreed to provide credit to a group of six companies from 1992 to 1996.
PT BHS Chief Commissioner Hendra Rahardja acted as the shareholder and issuer of the Loan Committee appointment; Eko Edi Putranto, as the Commissioner/shareholder; and Sherny Kojongian, as the Director of Credit/HRD/Treasury.