According to Rákóczifalva’s former pro-government mayor, local party leaders wanted to get him to give tender money and assignments to “appropriate” people.
Kósa was the head of Rákóczifalva until October 2019, and in the spring of the following year he made a report to the prosecutor’s office detailing how some local Fidesz leaders tried to persuade him to get certain tender money and public funds to the “right” people.
The former mayor has now spoken out in public, saying he saw “directed distribution of money” – including directing tender money, orders to kissers ”- and because he refused to take part – local Fidesz leaders – they made his job impossible.
“The stake was who would get better at running the money pump. I refused to do these things. ”
– said Lajos Kósa.
The former mayor reported the abuses to the Bács-Kiskun County Attorney General’s Office more than a year ago, but in January of this year he was interrogated as a suspect by the NAV Northern Great Plain Criminal Directorate due to the reallocation of tender funds and their non-original use. The interrogation report was discussed, which states that Kósa did not direct this money into his own pocket (a total of HUF 160,197,505), but used it for the operation of the local government with insufficient resources and for the performance of obligatory tasks. Kósa also accepted this fact during the interrogation, but did not admit that he had committed a crime. The case is still under investigation. The prosecution’s press department told Transparent that one suspect and seven witnesses had been questioned so far.
“The Priority Investigation Department of the Northern Great Plain Criminal Directorate of the National Tax and Customs Administration is continuing the investigation concerning the allegations made in the former mayor’s report. The subject-matter of the proceedings is a well-founded suspicion of a budget fraud “
Source: Népszava by nepszava.hu.
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