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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Focus on Market Crime

Hungary has outlawed money laundering, insider trading and other financial misdeeds to help police battle increasingly sophisticated criminals.


Penal code amendments adopted by parliament Tuesday call for prison sentences of up to five years for concealing the origin of money earned from terrorist activity or illegal drug and weapons trading. Lawyers or bank employees convicted of laundering ill-gotten funds face up to eight years in jail, and three years' jail awaits insider traders