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Prime Minister’s Office arrested on suspicion of corruption

The director of the Prime Minister’s Office was arrested on suspicion of corruption. According to the public prosecutor’s office, authorities have received bribes to ensure that previously rejected EU bids receive “favorable reviews.” The case is related to a corruption scandal that occurred last month involving several Treasury officials charged with receiving bribes.

In addition to Ministry of Finance officials, senior officials at the Prime Minister’s Office are also suspected of bribery cases involving two ministries. 24.hu Have Have learned The person arrested by the authorities was one of the ministry’s senior directors.

According to the prosecution, Ministry of Finance officials in exchange for bribes helped The applicant confirms that the grant application was successful and that the audits received were good. If this didn’t work, the prosecution said the director of the Prime Minister’s Office was in the picture. His role was to act in return for bribes if the bid for which the applicant submitted a request for examination to the Prime Minister’s Office was rejected. In any case, according to the prosecution, the director upheld the objection and allowed the subsidy application to be returned to the system for review.

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According to the prosecution’s motion, authorities even arranged for one of the bidding companies to collect more than 500 million forints in full in advance, even though the application was previously rejected. Officials also called on the head of an unknown department of the Treasury to intervene in the case, erroneously claiming that the payment was a request from Deputy Secretary of State Zsolt Leveleki, according to investigators.

As 24.hu report Earlier, at the end of April, it was revealed that the Central Bureau of Investigation (KNYF) had attacked several ministry officials in an investigation into alleged bribery and other crimes.

Approximately 150 prosecutors and police officers participated in the collaborative criminal activity organized by KNYF. Investigators searched several facilities and seized more than 200 million forints of cash from authorities. The case was previously reported to involve the Treasury and the Prime Minister’s Office.

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The majority of the seized funds (190 million forints) were of a single government adviser who worked at the Vice State Secretariat for the implementation of economic development programs under Finance Minister Mihai Varga of the Ministry of Finance. Found in property.

24.hu Also report There were 20 suspects in the case, five of whom were arrested.

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