Another 149 companies may be implicated in tax crime?

Monday, April 5, 2010

According to the Jakarta Post:

There are at least 149 companies with tax issues related to Gayus, lawmaker Bambang Soesatyo said Thursday after a meeting with National Police chief Gen. Bambang Hendarso Danuri.
“I have a list [of the problematic firms]. They relate to Gayus’ case, as indicated by Gayus’ bank account transactions,” Bambang said as quoted by Antara. He said the case, which involves Rp 28 billion (US$3.08 million) in Gayus account, was only a part of a larger crime.
Gayus is likely involved in tax crimes along with hundreds of companies, Bambang added.
Chief detective at the National Police Comr. Gen. Ito Sumardi said his detectives had begun investigating into hundreds of companies that evaded tax with Gayus’ assistance.

Yesterday, Adnan Buyung has agreed to take on the case on the condition that Gayus opens up. Today, detikcom quoted Constitutional Court chief judge Mahfud MD saying that there is another major corruption case 'ready to blow'. 

Looking at the list, some of the 149 companies are indeed giant businesses with strong political connections.
What do you think?