military bribe
Debrecen, 2019. január 31. A bûnszövetségben, üzletszerûen elkövetett vesztegetés bûntette miatt indult úgynevezett tábornokper ítélethirdetése a Debreceni Törvényszék tárgyalótermében 2019. január 31-én. A háttérben balról jobbra: Farkas József, a Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg Megyei Rendõr-fõkapitányság vezetõje (b), Nagy László hadbíró ezredes, a Hajdú-Bihar Megyei Bíróság Katonai Tanácsának elnöke (k) és Vereckei Csaba dandártábornok, a Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Megyei Rendõr-fõkapitányság vezetõje. Tizenhárom vádlottat – közülük tizenegyet felfüggesztett – börtönbüntetésre ítélt, négyet felmentett a Debreceni Törvényszék katonai tanácsa a tábornokperként elhíresült ügyben a megismételt elsõfokú eljárásában. MTI/Czeglédi Zsolt

A Debrecen military tribunal on Thursday sentenced thirteen high-ranking military officers to prison terms on charges of graft and bribery and acquitted four others in a repeat procedure of what has become known as the “trial of generals”.

In its non-binding ruling, the Military Tribunal of the Debrecen Court found the 13 officers guilty of demanding and accepting bribes to the tune of over 200 million forints (EUR 632,000) between 2002 and 2010 from Defence Ministry suppliers and bidders.

The tribunal sentenced Brigadier-General Attila L., the primary defendant, to three years in prison, while Brigadier-General Janos O., a co-defendant, was handed a two-year sentence.

The other 11 defendants were each given two-year prison terms, suspended for three years.

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Four defendants, including former defence ministry state secretary László Fapál, were acquitted of all charges.

In 2013, a Kaposvár military tribunal acquitted all of the officers of the charges, on the grounds that their indictments had been incomplete, and the evidence against them controversial and based on suppositions.

But in 2014, the Budapest Court of Appeals threw out that ruling and ordered a new procedure.

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Source: MTI

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