Budapest, March 27 (MTI) – Quaestor owner Csaba Tarsoly was arrested late on Thursday and heard as a suspect in connection with freud at the brokerage, Tarsoly’s lawyer told MTI.
Tarsoly filed a complaint against the arrest, Gabor Papp said on Friday.
Three people were remanded in custody on Thursday afternoon by the National Investigation Bureau (NNI) in the Quaestor case, several house searches were conducted and measures to “seize assets” were taken.
President-CEO Tarsoly informed the National Bank of Hungary on March 9 that Quaestor was filing for bankruptcy due to an excessively high demand for selling the company’s bonds.
The central bank ordered a commissioner to head Quaestor, whose activities had been suspended.
Tarsoly said earlier that he had made a mistake to accept the new commissioner as head of the company and will move to reaquire his posts at the helm of Quaestor.
The opposition had earlier charged that Quaestor was linked to ruling Fidesz since Tarsoly was also the owner of a the Gyor ETO club, a board member of the Hungarian Football Federation and a “close acquaintance” of Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
The foreign ministry has denied allegations that the government had helped Tarsoly to “lucrative deals” in connection with Quaestor’s trading house in Moscow.