Indonesia will exchange American fugitive Marcus Beam, who was recently arrested in Bali where he was hiding while reportedly selling online nude videos, with two Indonesian fugitives being held in the United States.
According to the Jakarta Post, the National Police’s public information bureau head, Brig. Gen. Awi Setiyono, said the police had been working closely with the US Marshals Service (USMS) in the US Department of Justice on the matter.
“The USMS is willing to help extradite two Indonesian fugitives, namely Indra Budiman, and Sai Ngo NG, in exchange for Marcus Beam,” Awi said in a video teleconference on Wednesday, as quoted by Kompas.
Awi said that Indra Budiman and Sai Ngo NG have been on the Interpol’s red notice list since 2018.
Indra Budiman is wanted over fraud and money-laundering cases related to the sales of Swiss-Belhotel in Bali from September 2012 to August 2014.
Meanwhile, Sai Ngo NG is wanted over a corruption case related to fictitious proposals for the microcredit program (KUR) made to East Java administration-owned lender Bank Jatim occurring in 2011 and 2012.
Both were arrested in the US because of overstaying their visas.
Marcus Beam, 50, and his female partner, identified only as WPC, 48, were arrested at a villa in Badung regency, Bali.
Beam has been accused of embezzling around US$500,000 from investors in Chicago and using the money for his personal expenses.