Report: Tarsoly trusted Szijjártó would help

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Questor brokerage’s CEO Csaba Tarsoly reputedly told a private crisis staff meeting on March 8 that he would ask for Hungarian foreign minister Péter Szijjártó’s help, and that he would file for bankruptcy until he sorts things out, Hungarian online daily index.hu said based on a report by Hungarian weekly Heti Válasz.

“I’ll meet Szijjártó, he will surely help” Tarsoly reputedly said, adding that he might not be able to meet Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán personally, but he will write a letter to the PM that Szijjártó will definitely deliver, index.hu said according to Heti Válasz.

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán yesterday said that he personally urged government ministries to withdraw their money from Quaestor investment house because he suspected that the scandal a few days earlier at the Buda-Cash brokerage would set off a domino effect, bringing down independent Hungarian brokerages.

Hungary’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs today said in an announcement that they did not know about Quaestor’s financial issues and did not consult with the CEO prior to the brokerage filing for bankruptcy.

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