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18th December, 2017

A Jobbik-Simicska scheme unveiled

Magyar Hírlap claimed on Friday it had revealed one of the schemes that businessman Lajos Simicska has used to support Jobbik with hundreds of millions of forints.

The State Audit Office levied a massive fine on Jobbik recently for unlawful party funding.

Magyar Hírlap said that under the “tricky fraud,” Jobbik was to pay a petty sum of Ft 27.5 million by the end of September for the ownership of 1,000 billboards, while it was only to pay the remaining Ft 101.9 million of the price after the elections.

Should Jobbik miss that payment by the end of May next year - by the time the elections would be over and Jobbik would not need the billboards anyway - the ownership of the billboards would go back to Simicska, Magyar Hírlap said, based on contracts obtained by Pesti Srácok.

That way, Simicska is providing Jobbik the billboards for peanuts, Magyar Hírlap said.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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