Prosecutor initiates suspension of Fidesz MP's immunity over corruption allegations
Hungary's Chief Prosecutor Peter Polt has asked parliament to lift the immunity of Fidesz MP Roland Mengyi on suspicion of corruption involving public funds, a prosecution spokesman said on Thursday.
Political weekly 168 Ora reported earlier this month that in 2015 Mengyi solicited bribes from social cooperatives in exchange for preferential treatment in their bids for European Union funding.
The case has five suspects, Geza Fazekas said.
The investigation into the case was at first conducted by a local criminal investigation unit of tax office NAV but was later taken over by the Central Investigation Office of the Prosecution once a person with parliamentary immunity was linked to the case, Fazekas added.