ADVERTISEMENT

Justice Ministry official suspected of accepting bribes resigns

Government

Photo: Kormany.hu

Pál Völner has tendered his resignation as state secretary at the Justice Ministry, the law firm representing the politician told Hungarian news agency MTI on Tuesday.

The resignation came hours after the announcement that Péter Polt, Hungary's chief prosecutor, sought to lift the parliamentary immunity of Völner, who is also an MP, on suspicion he "regularly and in a business-like manner" accepted bribes from the head of the Hungarian Chamber of Bailiffs.

Völner's counsel said he acknowledges no criminal responsibility and that no crime took place. The politician is cooperating with the investigating authority and is ready to give testimony at any time, the counsel added.

Völner "accepts the political consequences of the matter" and has submitted his resignation from the post of state secretary, the law firm said.

Gas Consumption Falls to 4.37 bln Cubic Meters in H1 Energy Trade

Gas Consumption Falls to 4.37 bln Cubic Meters in H1

AgMin Outlines Agricultural Priorities of Hungarian EU Presi... EU

AgMin Outlines Agricultural Priorities of Hungarian EU Presi...

AutoWallis’s Retail Sales See Continued Growth Automotive

AutoWallis’s Retail Sales See Continued Growth

Verzió DocLab Calls for Submissions, Offers HBO Development ... Art

Verzió DocLab Calls for Submissions, Offers HBO Development ...

SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL

Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.