Madura United Manager Investigated by Police Regarding Bodong Investment

The police are investigating the flow of funds from the suspect in the fraudulent investment case of the trading robot Viral Blast Global belonging to PT Trust Global Karya, Zainal Hudha Purnama, to Liga 1 club Madura United. Because, Zainal is the manager of Madura United.

“Does the flow of funds that flow also have something to do with the crime of fraudulent trading robot Viral Blast,” said Karo Penmas, Police Public Relations Division, Brigadier General Ahmad Ramadhan, when confirmed, Tuesday (22/3).

Previously, the Director of Special Economic Crimes (Dirtipideksus) of the Indonesian National Police, Brigadier General Whisnu Hermawan, said he would investigate the League 1 club Madura United. Examination to explore the role of Zainal Hudha, as the manager of the football club.

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“And (tracing) sponsorship funds from PT Trust Global Karya (Viral Blast) to Madura United,” said Whisnu in a written statement, Monday (21/3).

Whisnu said his party would also trace the flow of funds from the suspect Zainal to several other football clubs. The reason is, Zainal is also doing sponsorship cooperation with several clubs.

“The plan will also be to conduct an examination of the flow of funds from PT Trust Global Karya (Viral Blast), because it is appropriate to suspect that the assets resulted from the crime of fraudulent trading robot Viral Blast,” said Whisnu.

The Dittipideksus Bareskrim Polri has named four suspects in this case. The four directors of PT Trust Global Karya are RPW, Minggus Umboh, Zainal Hudha Purnama, and Putra Wibowo.

Three suspects have been arrested, while Putra Wibowo is still being sought.

The modus operandi of the suspects through PT Trust Global Karya is to market an e-book under the name Viral Blast to members to trade on the commodity exchange.

When investigated, it turned out that the e-bbok was fictitious. Around 12,000 trading members were scammed with losses reaching IDR 1.2 trillion.

The police have confiscated the assets of the suspects. The total value of the confiscated assets reached IDR 51.5 billion. (OL-1)