Gyula Budai, the government’s “accountability commissioner”, announced that former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány may very well be charged over actions he committed as prime minister, saying Gyurcsány himself already expects that to be the case.
Budai continued that current investigations into the previous government’s activities have not yet led to previous Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai, but that they are pointing in his direction.
The accountability office received 736 notifications in 2010 and 730 last year. Fifty of these notifications resulted in investigations, which have so far led to Ft 100 billion returning to the government, with the largest being from the Péti Nitrogen Works, which wired Ft 23.5 billion back to the government.
According to Budai, his office’s work is without precedent in terms of holding previous governments’ ministers and state secretaries accountable. He added that 90% of the work had been done and that they expected to be completely finished by November. [index.hu]