Earlier this year an organization by the name of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) declared Russian President Vladimir Putin the world’s most corrupt politician in 2014. The organization also named Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic first and second runners-up.
Because OCCRP offered no explanation for its choice of runners-up, we declined to report the story. After all, the Budapest Beacon is committed to writing fact-based news, not spreading unsubstantiated rumors. However, in light of a truly shocking article published today by daily online 444.hu, we now feel that OCCRP’s choice of first runner-up at least deserves mention.
If just half of what 444.hu writes in the article “This is the way to make the most money in Hungary now” is true, then God help us all. Click here to read the English translation appearing in our sister publication, The Budapest Sentinel.