Ferenc Juhász (politician)
|Minister of Defence of Hungary|
27 May 2002 – 9 June 2006
|Preceded by||János Szabó|
|Succeeded by||Imre Szekeres|
6 July 1960 |
Nyíregyháza, People's Republic of Hungary
Ferenc Juhász (born 6 July 1960) in Nyíregyháza, is a former Minister of Defence for Hungary. From 1990, he has been a member of the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP), and from 2000 the vice chairman of the party. He was the Minister of National Defense in Hungary from 27 May 2002 to 9 June 2006. He was also Member of Parliament between 1994 and 2014.
The Central Prosecutor’s Office opened an investigation on suspicion of embezzlement against Juhász and his former State Secretary László Fapál on 13 July 2012. According to the indictment Juhász sold at below cost a ministry-owned apartment to Fapál around 2005 or 2006, which caused estimated 43 million Ft to the Ministry of Defence. Juhász said MTI his accusation was "obviously acting on political pressure". In February 2014, both politicians were acquitted.
- "Former Socialist defense minister Juhász charged with graft". Politics.hu. 16 July 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
- "Felmentették Juhász Ferencet és Fapál Lászlót". HVG.hu (in Hungarian). 28 February 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
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