Gudang Garam Owner Accused of Fraud

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    The Indonesian affiliate of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. has accused a billionaire owner of Gudang Garam of fraud, according to Bloomberg.

    PT Bank OCBC NISP reportedly filed a police report against Susilo Wonowidjojo, an owner and president director of Gudang Garam, concerning some INR232 billion ($15.5 million) in troubled loans.

    The bank disbursed the loan in 2016 to a wig-making company owned by Wonowidjojo’s family, according to the lender’s lawyer. The case involves a total of INR1 trillion of funds when including loans from other lenders, he said.

    Gudang Garam shares fell 5.7 percent Jan. 3 in their biggest drop since Jan. 5.