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Leftist Lawyer-Politician Czeglédy House Arrest Lifted

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.03.08.

The house arrest of left-wing politician and lawyer Csaba Czeglédy, who was indicted for tax fraud to the tune of six billion forints (EUR 18.9m) in February, has been lifted, he said in a Facebook post late on Thursday.

Czeglédy was a local government representative in Szombathely, in western Hungary, representing Éljen Szombathely-Socialists-DK-Együtt. He also worked as a lawyer for the Democratic Coalition (DK) party and the Socialists.

In July 2018, he was charged with financial fraud and the forgery of public documents. He was put in pre-trial detention in July 2017 which was changed to house arrest in December 2018.

featured photo by Csaba Czeglédy’s Facebook page