It has been reported that a former tax man stood trial at the South Jakarta District Court last month for corruption and money laundering charges. Bahasyim Asyifi has been accused of extorting Rp 1 billion from taxpayer Kartini Mulyadi in 2005. It is reported Kartini succumbed to Bahasyim’s threat for fear her company would have to deal with tax problems. The money was transferred to a bank account owned by Bahasyim’s wife, Sri Purwanti. It is alleged that Bahasyim used his family members’ bank accounts for his tax crimes. Prosecutors have stated that they found banking transactions totalling more than Rp 885 billion in his wife’s account. Another billion in rupiah transactions was allegedly found in the bank accounts of his two daughters.