Hungary’s Nightclub Mogul Freed From House Arrest

  • 6 Dec 2013 7:00 AM
Hungary’s Nightclub Mogul Freed From House Arrest
Nightclub empire owner László Vizoviczki and other suspects in the wide-ranging bribery and tax avoidance case have been released from house arrest, under a November 25 court decision, Népszabadság reports.

Imre Gulyás, former head of the organised crime department at the National Bureau of Investigation (NNI), Lajos Hopka, head of the criminal gangs department, Tamás Kalmár, former head of department at Budapest Police, and Vizoviczki are free to move on the entire area of Budapest and Pest county.

The judge, contrary to a proposal submitted by prosecutors, released them from house arrest as a reward for good behaviour.

Evidence indicates that Vizoviczki paid over Ft 320 million in bribes from 2005 to May 2012 to corrupt senior officers at the NNI and Budapest police to ensure that his establishments were not subject to police checks and raids while his rivals were harassed ever more frequently.

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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