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Budapest (MTI) – The ruling Fidesz party has reached out to Péter Polt, the chief prosecutor, requesting his help in informing the public about the details of the case surrounding the construction of Budapest’s fourth metro line.

Fidesz MP László Kucsák told a press conference on Saturday that he had penned a letter to Polt seeking clarification on the details of the report by Europe’s anti-fraud office OLAF.

The ruling party specifically wants Polt to clarify whom the report names as persons concerned in the case, who is being investigated and where the funds misappropriated over the course of the project may have ended up.

Kucsák said the OLAF report “clearly indicates” that funds earmarked for the metro project may have been used for illegal party financing, suggesting that a portion of the funds “may have ended up in the Socialist Party’s coffers”.

He said the more was revealed about the metro 4 case, the clearer it became that it was “the greatest corruption scandal of all time”.

Kucsák noted that Fidesz had proposed that Budapest’s city council should set up an ad hoc committee to look into the project and that parliament’s economic committee will also investigate the case.

Source: MTI

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