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Citibank Implicated In Interrogation Murder Over $5,700 Credit Card Debt

 

via Jonathan Turley blog via Washington Post

The death of Irzen Octa in interrogation in Jakarta has raised an outcry internationally. What is a bit surprising is that his interrogators were not Indonesian police but Citibank employees. The company who proclaims “your Citi never sleeps” appears to harshly interrogated the man for hours in a tiny room over just $5,700 on his Citibank credit card.

Octa, 50, was reportedly held in a room no larger than “the size of a broom closet” and was beaten. While some insist that there were blood stains on the floor, others question the report of physical abuse.

The bank offered Octa’s family a monthly stipend and life insurance for his widow, but she is suing for millions.

Even without physical abuse, there would be a powerful false imprisonment claim in the United States in the time, manner, and place of the interrogation as we have seen in other cases.

 

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Rhinold Ponder is the managing partner at Ponder Tuck Ponder, an aggressive firm which emphasizes litigation in consumer issuers and bankruptcy protection for debtors. Rhinold is also an accomplished artist and speaker on issues of consumer rights. He also operated The DIY Lawyer blog which focuses on redistributing justice and democracy by empowering through information sharing and education.

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