One of the richest senators in Romania dies at age 63

Senator Attila Verestoy, one of the richest members of the Romanian Parliament, died on Wednesday at a hospital in Vienna due to pulmonary problems.

He was 63 and was suffering from an incurable disease, according to party colleagues quoted by Mediafax.

Verestoy was a member of the Hungarian Democratic Union in Romania (UDMR) and had been a senator representing Harghita county since 1990. He was one of the richest MPs and had a stock portfolio worth over EUR 7 million on the Bucharest Stock Exchange, according to his latest wealth statement.

He was also known as the “king of timber” due to his businesses in the timber industry.

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