DK: Hungary’s chief prosecutor knows who Quaestor bribed

June 8, 2015

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Hungarian opposition party Demokratikus Kóalició (Democratic Coalition) says Hungary’s chief prosecutor Péter Polt knows about a list that former Quaestor CEO Csaba Tarsoly (pictured, far left) kept which allegedly lists the names of politicians that Quaestor funneled money to.

News of the Tarsoly list was published in the latest edition of Hungarian newspaper Vasárnapi Hírek. Its article cited unnamed law enforcement and individuals with close ties to the government who allege that Tarsoly noted down which politicians he paid bribes to as a kind of “insurance policy”. The list is allegedly complete with dates and amounts.

It was allegedly among documents removed from Tarsoly’s home by police during a house search.

Democratic Coalition vice-president László Varju held a press conference on Monday and said that his party believes it important the names be released because it would be in the public’s interest to know whether Prime Minister Viktor Orbán (pictured, second left) , Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó, Minister for Rural Development Sándor Fazekas, central bank governor György Matolcsy and chief prosecutor Péter Polt are on the list.

“Who would know more about Csaba Tarsoly’s secrets other than his secretary, who just so happens to belong to the family of Péter Polt,” asked Varju.

Referenced in this article:

A DK szerint Polt Péter ismerheti a Tarsoly-listát, propeller.hu; 8 June 2015.