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Dec 14, 2016

Kun-Mediátor conwoman arrested in Belize

Kun-Mediátor is believed to have duped over 1,000 clients into its pyramid scheme and collected over 10 billion HUF in deposits

A conwoman who duped thousands of Hungarians out of billions of HUF has finally been caught and arrested in Belize.

Mária Dobrai, the head of failed travel agency Kun-Mediátor, which illegally operated as an investment bank on the side, has been arrested on a Belize island on suspicion of large-scale embezzlement, portal24.hu has reported.

Police launched an investigation last April after angry clients queued up in front of Kun-Mediátor’s offices in Karcag, in eastern Hungary, to reclaim deposits on which the firm had promised large interest.

Kun-Mediátor is believed to have lured some 1,000 clients into its pyramid scheme and collected over 10 billion HUF in deposits.

Chief Public Prosecutor Péter Polt said that his office had questioned nearly 800 clients, adding that the investigation would be completed next spring.