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This is what Atlatszo reported last week

László Szíjj is the beneficial owner of the Malta offshore company in posession of luxury yachts used by the Hungarian government elite

Over the last two years, we have written several times about the fact that the Austrian-registered luxury private jet with the Austrian registration OE-LEM, also used by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, has flown to the Croatian coast of the Adriatic exactly where the Maltese-registered luxury yacht, Lady MRD was located. We also took photos and drone recordings of the HUF 7 billion luxury yacht. However, the real owner of the luxury yacht has so far been hidden by a Maltese offshore company. Thanks to an EU anti-money laundering directive, the identity of the real owners of Maltese offshore companies has also been made public. The database reveals that the real owner of L& L Charter Ltd., which registered the yachts Artemy and Lady MRD in Malta, is a Hungarian businessman from the town of Tiszakécske, László Szíjj, now the fourth richest Hungarian according to Forbes.

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