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Prosecutor says he suspects wrongdoing at NAV

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Following an investigation of charges made by a whistleblower in 2013, an unnamed high-ranking official of the Hungarian Tax and Customs Authority (NAV) is suspected of misuse of official information, Hungarian online daily hvg.hu reported yesterday.

According to Hungary’s chief prosecutor, an investigation is underway, and the unnamed NAV official has already been heard by the Supreme Court of Hungary, hvg.hu reports.

Former tax official and whistleblower András Horváth (pictured), quit NAV in 2013 after alleging rampant fraud and saying he could not get an investigation of his charges. At the time, Horváth said he had a “green folder” containing all the questionable cases he encountered at NAV. State prosecutor Péter Polt reportedly said that the allegations in the folder are being investigated, and a verdict on the cases in question will soon be made.

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