Tuesday, 16 July 2019 | 21:06 WIB

Norway Citizen Faces 5 Years in Prison for Counterfeiting Documents

Police Commissioner Argo Yuwono

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Head of Public Relations of Jakarta Metro Police, Police Commissioner Raden Prabowo Argo Yuwono said the police will continue to process Norwegian Marten Innhaug.

Marten is suspected in the alleged fraud case of PT Bahari Lines Indonesia's shares transferred by Yanti Sudarno. In this case Morten faces up to five years in prison.

"He (Marten) is suspected of alleged criminal act of counterfeiting, placing false information and embezzlement as referred to in Article 263, 266, 372 of the Criminal Code," Argo said on Friday (11/17/2017).

The suspect was arrested at the Jakarta Metro Police after being held for nearly a year.

"We are continuing to examine the suspect, but until now he has remained silent and confessed that he does not know anything" he said.

Argo has submitted a letter to the Norwegian Embassy as a notice that a citizen of Norway is undergoing legal proceedings. "Hopefully we will be able to proceed to the trial stage," he said.

Morten was detained on the basis of Police Report No. 1931/K/IV/2016/PMJ/Dirreskrimum dated April 21, 2016. The perpetrator/suspect jointly falsified and used fake documents to take over the victim's company’s shares in PT Bahari Lines Indonesia , then appoint another suspect Gabrila as commissioner.

The transition was done without the knowledge of the victim. "The alleged signature of the victim was falsified and has been verified in our criminal lab," he explained.