Former swimming fed chief Gyarfas, Portik sentenced to prison in 90s murder case
Gyarfas, a media businessman, was found guilty of complicity to commit murder, while Portik was convicted of instigating the murder. The Budapest Municipal Court banned both defendants for ten years from participating in public affairs.
Judge Peter Pota said the earliest Gyarfas could be released on parole was after serving four-fifths of his sentence. Portik could be eligible for parole in 20 years’ time at the earliest, he added.
According to the verdict, Gyarfas commissioned Portik and Peter Tasnadi, current convicts in connection with other cases, to kill Fenyo, his business rival. Portik hired Slovak criminal Jozef Rohac to carry out the murder, who then killed Fenyo on February 11, 1998.