Budapest Assembly Approves Report Blaming Socialist-Liberal City Leadership In Metro Corruption Case
- 26 Oct 2017 8:48 AM
City lawmakers asked the mayor to send the findings of the report by a special working group examining graft related to the investment to the public prosecutor’s office.
Wednesday’s motion received 22 votes in favour and 6 abstentions. According to the working group, the hearings of the former executives and supervisory board members of Budapest transport company BKV revealed that the company’s decision-making had been formal and brought about by former Budapest mayor Gábor Demszky, his former deputies and his cabinet.
“The investment up to 2010 was directly enabled due to Socialist-liberal influence and control,” the report states. These parties are faced with full financial, legal and moral responsibility for the corruption-tainted public procurement contracts, it added.
Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.