Charges raised against National Roma Council leader for bribery
Budapest prosecutors have raised charges against the head of the National Roma Council who is suspected of offering to pass on his post at the organisation against the payment of a bribe.
The suspect has admitted to the charge, and the prosecutor’s office has proposed a six-year prison sentence, a fine of 2 million forints, as well as barring him from public affairs for six years, a statement of the central investigative prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday.
According to the charges, before the suspect’s term as head of the Roma body came to an end in the spring of 2022, he offered his post in exchange for a payment of 30 million forints (EUR 80,000). He approached a Roma representative, who rejected his proposal, but he appealed to him to approach another representative.