Commentators believe the owners and managers responsible for the latest brokerage scandal should be placed under arrest to prevent them from spiriting away their wealth before it is confiscated.
In its front page editorial, Népszabadság wonders why Csaba Tarsoly, Quaestor’s founder and main owner has still not been arrested, unlike the owners and managers of Budacash who are suspected of having embezzled 100 billion Forints, 50 per cent less than the amount of the uncovered securities issued by Quaestor. The editorial writer remarks that Tarsoly is reported to be on good terms with the governing parties.
As Népszava’s, Miklós Bonta sees it, the governing forces “let go of Tarsoly’s hand” and don’t even raise a finger to resuscitate Győr Football Club, which is owned by him, and which has gone bankrupt as a result of the scandal. Meanwhile “the embezzlers are still at large”, while the inquiry continues against ‘unnamed’ suspects.
In Magyar Nemzet, Anna Szabó welcomes Fidesz floor leader Antal Rogán’s bill aimed at freezing the property of businessmen suspected of embezzlement, but urges penal consequences to follow, lest the financial institutions lose further public confidence.
For previous comments on recent brokerage scandals see BudaPost, March 4 and 12