IDNAround – The Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center, or PPATK, confirmed on Tuesday it has frozen bank accounts belonging to former tax official Rafael Alun Trisambodo and his family members to support the ongoing graft investigation.
Rafel has come under the spotlight after his son Mario Dandy Satrio became a criminal suspect for assaulting a teenager. The victim is currently still in a coma at a Jakarta hospital.
The public inquiry into Mario’s social media accounts revealed that he often flaunted expensive vehicles like a Rubicon Jeep and big motorbikes, triggering questions about how the man in his early 20s got those from and who funds his lavish lifestyle.
Amid the mounting controversies concerning his son, Rafel submitted his resignation to the Finance Ministry.
“We have frozen tens of bank accounts belonging to RAT, his family members, and other related individuals,” PPATK Head Ivan Yustiavandana told reporters in Jakarta, referring to Rafael by initials.
The anti-money laundering agency earlier revealed an indication that a “professional money launderer” has worked for Rafael.
It was learned that the PPATK also freezes the bank account of a tax consultant tied to the case. Ivan has declined to disclose the identity of the individual.
The consultant is believed to have acted as a nominee of assets whose actual proprietor is Rafael or his family members, according to the agency.
The Corruption Eradication Agency, or KPK, also said that it has opened a graft investigation against Rafael.
The focus of the preliminary investigation is on the sources of the tax official’s wealth, according to Pahala Nainggolan, a KPK deputy in charge of corruption prevention.