Jobbik demands investigation into Fidesz MP’s alleged corruption case
Budapest, August 23 (MTI) – The Jobbik party has demanded that “the truth be revealed” in a case of alleged corruption involving Roland Mengyi, an MP of the ruling Fidesz party.
At a press conference on Tuesday, Jobbik deputy leader János Volner suggested that the authorities had been about to crack down on Mengyi and catch him in the act of receiving a bribe, but the operation was ditched. Jobbik wants to know if that happened on instructions from the chief prosecutor or from the head of the tax authority, Volner said.
An investigation should reveal if Mengyi, suspected of soliciting bribes from bidders in European Union tenders, had accomplices in the Prime Minister’s Office, which is in charge of distributing EU funds, Volner said.
Volner also insisted that “kickbacks in this case exceeded 90 percent” and suggested that “players close to Fidesz usually don’t ask for more than 30-40 percent” of the grants won.
“How much does that add up to in terms of the annual damage to the national economy?” he asked.