Ádám, the son of [National Bank Governor] György Matolcsy, lives in a 1.3 billion (!) forint palace, which the National Bank’s foundation bought to use as a ‘research center.’
-writes independent MP Ákos Hadházy on social media about his latest find.
The opposition politician based his comments on photos that Ádám Matolcsy’s new wife herself put up on social media, which Hadházy also posted. He commented that, “a photo with the caption ‘home sweet home’ was taken in a room that is identifiable from the outside by its distinctive, unique windows.”
According to Hadházy:
The luxury villa was bought by the National Bank’s foundation from your money in 2015 (mostly from the gigantic profit made when foreign exchange reserves were converted into forints).
He adds that the building was purchased in 2015 for 1.3 billion Ft. (US $4.13 million) by the Hungarian National Bank’s Pallas Athéné Geopolitical Foundation. Hungary’s central bank is headed by György Matolcsy.
The independent MP notes that the house was “sold a few years later and now belongs to a private equity fund called Felis, a friend of Ádám Matolcsy on paper.” But as Hadházy states, “István Száraz could easily buy the property if he wanted to, since his company regularly receives billions in contracts from the National Bank for communication-related work.”
Following Ákos Hadházy’s revelation, Ádám Matolcsy told RTL News that he was not currently living in the property, but admitted that he had previously lived there and would not rule out living there again.