Budapest (MTI) – The opposition Egyutt party’s co-leader Peter Juhasz has raised charges in connection with suspect property deals in Budapest’s 5th district.
Juhasz, a representative in the district’s council, told a news conference that several dozen shady deals had caused major financial damages to the district and he insisted they had been carried out in an organised way. He referred to the suspected forgery of documents, abuse of office, misappropriation and fraud, saying the deals had set back the district up to 10 billion forints (EUR 32m).
Juhasz said he trusted that Peter Polt, the public prosecutor, would launch an immediate and transparent investigation.
In a statement, the 5th district council said it had filed a defamation suit against Juhasz in the summer. Since that time it has launched two other suits against the Egyutt politician, the statement said, due to his “lies”. On December 4, a municipal court ruled that the prosecutor should start a procedure against Juhasz in connection with his accusations, it added.