Beneficiary of Forged Court Order:   

  • Sukanto Tanoto

Contact Info:   

Possible Infringements:   

  • Perjury, Impersonation, Identity-theft, Misrepresentation

Forged Court Order Used:   

Date of Submission:   

  • July 14, 2016
  • September 13, 2016
  • July 08, 2016

ANALYZING THE FAKE DMCA

Sukanto Tanoto is based out of Indonesia, with little to no presence in the USA. However, the person operating the websites where the target content was published, is located in USA. She’s none other than Sukanto Tanoto’s own estranged niece.

There was no legal foundations for any sort of lawsuit since most of the content was her own personal opinion, and facts backed with evidence. Also, Sukanto Tanoto would never be stupid enough to indulge in a lengthy and messy lawsuit against his own family member since he had a lot to lose. So he did what most billionaires would do. He instructed his staff to ‘get rid of these negative links’ and do ‘whatever it takes’ to deliver results.

The staff reached out to ProfileDefenders.com.  The famous ‘Robert Ruddie‘ whom we busted many years ago. Here is an idea of who Sukanto Tanoto hired to do his biding –

Even a $71,000 lawsuit wasn’t going to deter Rubert Ruddie from forging a court order and submitting it to Google.

In spite of some terrific Photoshop job, this is what they finally submitted –

Sukanto Tanoto Fake Court Order

Fake Court Order - Sukanto Tanoto

Sukanto Tanoto Forgery

Some key aspects of this forgery are –

  • There is no one by the name Sukanto Talson who lives at 2300 Walnut Street, PA 19103
  • The website sukantotanoto.co is owned by Wendy Tanoto. However, the fake court order is against someone named Noemi Martinez.
  • No one by that name lives at the address provided – 103 Ave De Diego Gallery Plaza, San Juan PR 00911.
  • The fact that these idiots attempted to forge a sitting judge’s signature, makes them liable for criminal prosecution

Unlike our previous reports, we’re not going to sit idle on this one. We are not finished with this investigation. In spite of several threats and attempts to take us offline, we’re still here. Now’s the time to give it back as good as we got from these rogue agencies.

So, here’s what’s going to happen.  We have discovered this Forged Court Order and have verified it to be so. Hence this article. The following stages will include –

  • manually informing all relevant parties involved in this, including Google, Sukanto Tanoto, the beneficiary
  • forwarding the information to Lumen Database and selected media organizations who are interested in these cases
  • publishing the negative content (they tried to remove) on multiple free-speech platforms such as ripoffreport.com, nameandshame.com etc so that copies of the content are available for eternity, and the purpose of this fake DMCA lost forever
  • continue investigating this case to find out which of the actors are involved, including any reputation or law firm, and if/when found, we’ll make sure everyone knows who is behind these illegal activities
  • set up Google ads to name and shame these so-called beneficiaries of these scams
  • and most importantly, we’ll forward our findings to all relevant law enforcement agencies in the jurisdiction of the beneficiary

If you think Webactivism was effective before, you’ll be amazed at what we have in store of all these scammers this time. Over the past few months, there has been a steady campaign against Webactivism with allegation and lies spread on dozens of free spammy blogs. They claim that Webactivism works with reputation agencies and extort money to remove articles. So, if you are listed on webactivism this time, you can thank these idiots. If you need to inquire our removal policy, just email us. We can put you through to actual victims we have helped. Also, if you are one of the reputation firm claiming that you can remove content from our website, we openly dare you to try. Go ahead….

Finally, if you are one of the critics of Sukanto Tanoto or have information about the reputation/law firm involved, or just want to post your thoughts and opinion, feel free to post a comment below. If there is one place from where he cannot remove any content, it is here.

SO WHAT WERE THEY TRYING TO HIDE ?

Sukanto Tanoto is an Indonesian businessman involved primarily in the lumber industry. As of 2013 he was considered to be one of Indonesia’s wealthiest individuals with a net worth of US$ 2.3 billion. After starting as a supplier of equipment and materials for the state-owned oil firm Pertamina, Tanoto moved into the forest industry in 1973. Tanoto’s business interests are represented by the Royal Golden Eagle (RGE) group of companies (previously known as Raja Garuda Mas). Here is an excerpt from that report –

My name is Wendy Tanoto, the daughter of Polar Yanto Tanoto, and the niece of Sukanto Tanoto.

Polar Yanto Tanoto is the Director of Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Ltd. He partnered with Sukanto Tanoto and built the RGE empire since the 1970s.

After my father passed away in an air crash in Sep 26 1997, Sukanto took a series of actions to pressure our family into giving up our father’s assets and block all information regarding the assets from us.

Until today, Sukanto Tanoto has not returned Polar’s assets to my family and utilize them as his own.

I’m here to share the story of how a powerful man used his power to get away with his wrong doings and the journey of my family fighting for justice.

Read the full article at – https://www.facebook.com/myopenlettertosukantotanoto/

WHAT IS A FORGED COURT ORDER AND WHY ARE WE LISTED HERE ?

In case you are one of the ‘beneficiaries’  listed in this report and are wondering what really happened, we suggest you look within. If it wasn’t you, or your associates, it is definitely the ‘Reputation’ or ‘SEO’ firm you had hired in the past. Perhaps it was your law firm. So, instead of blaming us for this article, you must grill your Reputation/SEO firm and look for answers. We are merely publishing the facts available on public database and have nothing against you personally. It is more than likely that the service you hired indulged in criminal methods to deliver results for you.

Meanwhile, we are awaiting more information from Sukanto Tanoto and Google to ascertain who was behind this fake DMCA. We’ll update this page once we have more information. If you have any information to add to this investigation, get in touch with us at [email protected]

We are also investigating similar or related incidents of fraudulent DMCAs and forged court orders as mentioned in our reports at –

If in case we discover more information on this case, we’ll update the article. If you have any information to add, please submit a new comment below.

Soon after we published the first set of our investigation reports on fake DMCAs, we managed to generate interest from online media such as Techdirt, Adweek and Huffington Post. Some of the key stories included our revelations on Sukanto Tanoto, Idea BuyerQnet , Tai Lopez ,Amira Nature Food, Beachside Recovery and more. We also shared unpublished data and information with 3 different law agencies who looked into this scam.

And we got results. We dented this fake DMCA industry and made sure we act as deterrent to the rogue reputation firms indulged in these criminal practices. Here are some of the outcomes and changes we made possible with the help of several other citizen lawyers and agencies –

Fake Fraudulent Court Orders may seem inconspicuous, until it’s you at the receiving end of this crime. This is not a prank. This is not an inconvenience. This is not random. These fake DMCA cases are calculated criminal schemes targeting very specific and rather important information/content. These hitjobs are usually against media, in order to help their client hide important information from public’s eye, all in the name of Reputation Management. Millions of dollars are spent doing this, and if no one wants to bring this topic to the fore, we will.

Our team will not constantly monitor and publish these reports on a DAILY basis without fail. And we do not plan to publish and forget. We will take constructive steps in order to expose the faces behind this scam, and to try and undo the damages. AND IF YOU INDEED PART OF THIS SCAM, WE WILL ENSURE THAT YOU GET WHAT’S COMING YOUR WAY. 

This complaint and/or review was posted on Webactivism.com on Dec 01, 2018 and is a permanent record located here: https://www.webactivism.com/sukanto-tanoto-suppressing-speech-using-forged-court-order/ . 

Furthermore, Webactivism.com has an exclusive license to Sukanto Tanoto investigation. It may not be copied without the written permission of Webactivism.com. This investigation on Sukanto Tanoto is submitted and written by one of our members. Any and all opinions and information are published as is. We do not edit or remove any aspect of the report and is merely a free-speech platform.

As such, we cannot be held liable for the investigation reports and articles posted about Sukanto Tanoto.


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6 Responses to “Sukanto Tanoto – Suppressing Speech using Forged Court Order”

  • Ronald • Reply

    As revealed by Wendy in a blog i had read a few months ago, Sukanto lies even about his father’s death. Sukanto made up his story of Rags to Riches, telling people about how he become a billionaire from just working hard. LOL.

    At an interview with CCTV China – Sukanto was compared with the Wright brothers!

    What he never told people how he colluded with government officials and even stole his own brother’s money.

    Sukanto came from a reasonable wealthy family, his father owned a shop selling petrol and oil in Belawan, North Sumatra. he managed to get contracts with Pertamina, the government petroleum company. He was then able to collude with then Ibnu Sutowo, the president director of the Indonesian oil and gas company Pertamina in the 1970s. Ibnu was famous for corruption, resulting Pertamina with a massive amount of foreign debt USD 8 billion, and majority of it was contributed from corruption.

    Massive kudos to Wendy! Hats off!

  • Jim • Reply

    I have read so much about this man online, once upon a time he used to be an inspiration and now he disgusts me. he has no ethics, morals or values. he can go to any extent for his selfish needs. a man like him needs to be imprisoned. do check out this link which talks about his illicit businesses and shady financial dealings – https://www.icij.org/investigations/paradise-papers/leaked-records-reveal-offshores-role-in-forest-destruction/

  • Charlotte • Reply

    How is this man even roaming around on the streets? How and why has he not been apprehended by the authorities? How can anyone do business or even be remotely associated with a man like him?!!?!!??!!?!??!?!?!?

  • Jeff Goldman • Reply

    Sukanto Tanoto nowadays called himself An entrepreneur, philantropist, visionary and pioneer of a number of industries in Indonesia

    But here’s the real story of his success, full of corruption.

    Sukanto Tanoto started his business empire in 1971 with his forestry business and began expanding to other sectors after establishing Raja Garuda Mas Plywood with an investment of IDR 1 billion (USD 142,000) in 1973 (PDBI, 1997). Sukanto gained control over more natural forests in Aceh when he took over PT. Overseas Lumber Indonesia, which had HPH concession rights on 250,000 hectares of forest in 1979. He then expanded into oil palm plantations in 1980 in partnership with the Salim group, as well as other plantations and fisheries projects. At the same time, Sukanto diversified into the pulp industry with PT. Inti Indorayon Utama in 1983 and PT. Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP) in 1994. Inti Indorayon Utama’s cost was about USD 402.2 million while RAPP cost USD 2.15 billion. Sukanto took over PT. United City Bank in 1987.

    Twenty-five years after his first investment in the forestry sector, his business empire through domestic and foreign investment had expanded into 16 sectors. His conglomerate was valued at IDR 4 trillion (USD 571 million) by the end of 1996.

    Sukanto Tanoto took over the United City Bank from its previous owner, James Semaun, and changed its name to Unibank in 1990. In 1997, at the time of the crisis, he turned the bank into a publicly listed company with total assets of IDR 1.9 trillion. At the time of this transaction, he and his partner owned 25 percent of the bank’s shares. Unibank was considered healthy by the Bank Indonesia and IBRA in 1997 and did not enter the recapitalization program. Interestingly, only a year after going public Unibank started showing structural problems and was placed under the Bank Indonesia’s ‘close supervision’ category. The Bank Indonesia requested that Unibank replace its board of directors, increase its capital and temporarily cease certain activities. Despite these requests, Unibank’s health continued to deteriorate. In November 2000, Bank Indonesia put Unibank into its ‘special supervision’ category and finally, at the end of October 2001, closed it down. Some analysts suggested the Bank Indonesia should have closed Unibank down in June 2001. However, since IBRA (representing the Indonesian government) did not have funding to repay Unibank customers’ deposits, the decision was delayed until October 2001

    Sukanto Tanoto successfully avoided being held liable for the costs of closing Unibank. By the time the Bank Indonesia finally closed it down, Tanoto was no longer the owner, and none of the shareholders owned more than five percent of its total shares. In August 2001, two months before the closure, Bank Indonesia, Bapepam (the Capital Market Supervisory Agency), and IBRA had allowed Unibank to announce changes in the composition of its shareholders, and to break up its ownership into shares of less than five percent. This allowed shareholders to avoid reporting requirements, which applied to transactions involving shares equal to, or more than five percent of total shares. Some analysts felt this move was engineered to protect Sukanto Tanoto, the controlling shareholder of Unibank, from his obligations.

    The Indonesian government could not force Sukanto Tanoto to enter a shareholder debt settlement as they did with Bob Hasan. Tanoto had no liability to the government, despite the fact that IBRA had to repay customer deposits of IDR 3.1 trillion or about USD 442 million. The story did not end there however; as a result of IBRA’s own regulations it was forced to pay up to IDR 70 billion, or about USD 10 million, towards deposits owned by several subsidiaries of Tanoto’s RGM Group. Expansion while not repaying debts Sukanto Tanoto, the owner of the Raja Garuda Mas Group, gained significant financial benefits from the financial crisis. He was able to expand his pulp mills in Riau while not paying his obligation on time. Foreign and local financial institutions allowed the group to increase its mill capacities. Using its holding company, Asia Pacific Resources International Ltd. (APRIL) that controlled Riau Andalan Pulp & Paper (RAPP) and Inti Indorayon Utama, the Raja Garuda Mas Group raised RAPP’s mill capacity from 850,000 tons per year in 1999 to 2,000,000 tons per year in 2001 making it the largest pulp and paper mill in the world (Barr, 2001).

    Here is a link where you can find out more about Sukanto Tanoto: http://www.cifor.org/publications/pdf_files/Books/BSetiono0701.pdf

  • Anonymous • Reply

    Vast hidden profits: from Asia’s palm oil giants to a tiny British tax haven

    There is a street market selling Caribbean trinkets to cruise-liner passengers, a harbour full of super-yachts, a small park with chickens running around and several banks with long queues inside them.

    But apart from a few middle-aged white men in expensive suits walking purposefully around Road Town, and nameplates showing that the world’s biggest accountancy firms have offices here, there’s barely anything in this small Caribbean capital to suggest that the British Virgin Islands is the world centre of offshore financial secrecy, corporate ownership, trust funds, paper companies and complex structures designed to avoid and possibly evade national financial regulation.

    According to the BVI’s government, Road Town is home to about 13,500 people, one million corporations and half the world’s offshore companies. The tiny British tax haven has plenty of poor people, but the offshore companies based there held more than $615bn in assets in 2010, according to the International Monetary Fund, and last year attracted more than $92bn of direct investment – more than went to India and Brazil combined. A single building in the capital is reputed to be home to more than 90,000 companies.

    But there are no names on the few brass plaques to be seen, no public lists of owners or directors available in the government’s Financial Services Commission building on the Road Town Pasea Estate, no financial reports or addresses beyond anonymous PO box numbers. Around 100 firms in Road Town will set up, administer and keep secret an anonymous company for around $1,500 – few questions asked.

    The money might spend only seconds in the relevant electronic accounts, but the British Virgin Islands is the preferred domicile of most of the world’s wealthy corporations and individuals. In China, it is said, you have not succeeded until you have set up your own subsidiary in the British Virgin Islands.

    So it was no great surprise last year, when it emerged in Indonesian supreme court documents that the giant palm oil branch of the Royal Golden Eagle International conglomerate of forestry, rubber and palm plantation companies, owned by the billionaire tycoon Sukanto Tanoto, was using a web of shell companies based in Road Town and other tax havens to enable its palm oil companies to evade tax.

    But what astonished corporate-watchers was how its subsidiary, the agribusiness giant Asian Agri, was operating. According to evidencecontained in the 8,000 court papers, the group, which employs 25,000 people across 14 subsidiaries and owns 165,000 hectares of plantations, was engaged in routine and systematic fraudulent accounting practices.

    Using European and US banks, as well as the auditing services of international accounting firms and paper companies based at Portcullis TrustNet Chambers, PO Box 3444 Road Town, they and their fictitious subsidiaries sold vast quantities of palm oil to other fictitious affiliates in Hong Kong, Macao and in the BVI at an artificially low price. In a process known as transfer pricing, the commodities were then sold on at a higher price to real buyers, thus avoiding higher taxes in Indonesia.

    In only one of thousands of transactions, Asian Agri’s subsidiary, PT Inti Indsawit Subur, sold 999.3 tonnes of palm oil in August 2001 to Asian Agri Abadi Oil and Fats for $192,335. This company then sold it on to international commodity dealers for $219,846, reaping a profit of $27,511.

    In another transaction highlighted in the case, 2,500 tonnes of palm oil was sold to a fictitious Hong Kong company, then to a fictitious BVI company and eventually on to a genuine Malaysian company, banking a profit for Asian Agri of $154,500.

    Court documents also provide evidence of mass production of fake invoices as well as fake hedging contracts. The Indonesian supreme court estimated that Asian Agri Group (AAG) evaded $112m of tax over a few years and ruled that the company must pay $205m in fines as well as the taxes owed.

    But Indonesia’s anti-corruption officials are so short of resources that, until the AAG case, no major company had been successfully prosecuted for corporate tax evasion and it took a whistleblower to provide the key papers to prove wrongdoing.

    In scenes reminiscent of a Hollywood thriller, Vincentius Amin Sutanto, AAG’s financial controller, was accused of embezzling $3.1m of company funds, but escaped to Singapore on a fake passport, taking with him documents which, he claimed, could prove illegal activities at the company. He was later convicted of embezzlement and sentenced to 11 years in prison in Indonesia.

    The Asian Agri case, which continues to reverberate in Indonesia, has had repercussions across the world. The British government, which is implicated because of the involvement of British overseas territories, recently met Indonesian investigators and others and signed a memorandum of cooperation. It says it wants to push tax evasion and money laundering up the agenda of the G8. The European parliament has cited the case in arguments that timber imports from Indonesia must be shown to be free of tax evasion and money laundering.

    But the case also raises questions about whether AAG’s tax evasion is a one-off or whether other south-east Asian forestry and palm conglomerates are also using British territories. Indonesia’s forests, the second biggest swath in the world after the Amazon, have been a wild west in the past 30 years, according to the World Bank and others. A few companies have together deforested tens of millions of square kilometres of virgin forest and built up a reputation for illegal felling, human rights abuses and ruthless land-grabbing.

    According to a 2011 Interpol report written in conjunction with the World Bank, the Indonesian government “could be losing $2bn a year in unpaid taxes and charges … due to the activities of just 18 illegal logging syndicates”.

    Data seen by the Observer suggests an investigation of the sector is needed. “Large-scale palm oil and paper and pulp companies active in Indonesia have shell companies in the BVI, making this jurisdiction one of the preferred choices of Indonesian forest conglomerates. Two other UK-linked jurisdictions, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, are also used by forest conglomerates,” says one document.

    “Due to a lack of transparency of these shell companies, it is difficult to document reasons for the use of these companies, including whether they are being used to reduce income and/or withholding taxes legitimately or otherwise,” it says.

    “For some privately held companies, data is not available. For other companies, an examination of … the analysis of effective tax rates and/or return on sales showed patterns over a longer period which are difficult to understand and raise questions which merit further research and investigation,” says another document.

    Back in the British Virgin Islands, fraud investigators say they are swamped by financial crime. “It is overwhelming how big the cases are getting,” said Martin Kenney, a Canadian tax lawyer, speaking in his Road Town office. “There’s more money in the world, and more structures mean more secrecy. The evidence suggests the frequency and the size of the frauds [taking place] is changing dramatically.”

    In 22 years of working for governments and corporations, Kenney says he has traced around $3bn, including money stolen by the former Nigerian president Sani Abacha. “We look down the value train and see where the money has been taken [into] a labyrinth of legal structures, all designed to make our work unbearably complex and tricky,” he said.

    The financial intelligence units of the UK and Indonesian governments met recently at Chatham House in London to explore ways to work together. “There is growing awareness of the scale of the problem, as well as some successful prosecutions – most notably, the recent case of Asian Agri,” said Alison Hoare, a Chatham House researcher.

    “One problem has been a lack of understanding that the forestry sector is a high-risk sector for financial crime. The application of risk assessment by the regulatory authorities has not been sufficiently rigorous.”

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