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Police launch probe into Mindenki Magyarorszaga Mozgalom foreign funding

Hungarian police have started an investigation into foreign funding that Peter Marki-Zay's Mindenki Magyarorszaga Mozgalom (MMM) received last summer, according to the daily Magyar Nemzet.

Citing the National Police Headquarters (ORFK), the newspaper said on Tuesday that a private individual had filed a complaint with the Budapest public prosecutor, and police investigators have started an investigation against “an unidentified suspect on suspicion of embezzlement and money laundering”.

Marki-Zay, the one-time opposition candidate for prime minister, said in a podcast at the end of August that in mid-June last year MMM had received several hundred million forints from people in the United States. Action for Democracy sent the amount in a single transfer, he added.

Marki-Zay insists that MMM — Everyone’s Hungary Movement — is not subject to party financing rules since it is not a party, and the US money was not spent on the election campaign, the paper said.

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