- 7 Jun 2012 9:00 AM
Népszabadság takes this as a threat to the staff members of the National Defence Service who launched the case. The Service had reported several senior police officers and civilians on suspicion of corruption.
Interior Minister Sándor Pintér immediately placed the general, his staff and members of their families under protection.
The Interior Ministry called on law enforcement bodies to respond suitably. It added that the blackmail does not affect the fight against corruption and activities aimed at eliminating the underworld.
The corruption case can be traced back six to eight years and similar cases might be launched at the police, National Police spokesman László Garamvölgyi said on Wednesday.
Source: Hungary Around the Clock
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