Cabinet office head Antal Rogán has never met Tamas Portik, a notorious criminal, the office said last Friday. Portik, who used to be an influential businessman and who has recently been sentenced to 15 years jail for murder, told in court earlier last Friday that he has known Rogán personally, and had once handed him an equivalent of 10 million forints in euros. Portik was called to testify in a case between Rogán and opposition Együtt deputy leader Peter Juhász, at the latter’s request. The cabinet office voiced dismay that the court had refused Rogán’s request to hear two police officers, who “could deny Portik’s false claims”. The radical nationalist Jobbik party has proposed to convene Parliament for an extraordinary session to hear the government’s reactions to Portik’s claims.