FINA Executive member Gyárfás denies ordering murder of rival in 1998

2018/4/26 11:44:04

Gyárfás, a former FINA vice-president and the head of the Hungarian Swimming Federation (MUSZ) from 1993 until 2016, was detained by police in connection with an investigation into the murder of media tycoon Janos Fenyo 20 years ago.

 


By Nick Butler for Inside the Games, Apr 25, 2018

 

International Swimming Federation (FINA) Executive member Tamás Gyárfás has denied ordering the murder of a business rival in 1998 and is appealing a one-month home detention order.

 

Gyárfás, a former FINA vice-president and the head of the Hungarian Swimming Federation (MUSZ) from 1993 until 2016, was detained by police in connection with an investigation into the murder of media tycoon Janos Fenyo 20 years ago.

 

Fenyo, who owned a portfolio of newspapers and magazines and a television network, was gunned down while in his car in February 1998.

 

Slovakian Jozef Roháč was sentenced to life in jail for the killing of Fenyo, who Gyarfas apparently considered a rival, in May of last year.

 

It was not said then who ordered the murder, however, and Hungarian police decided to reopen the case last October.

 

Gyárfás has been placed under house arrest and must wear an ankle monitor so his movements can be tracked.

 

He has denied wrongdoing and has referred to the charges as "absurd".

 

MTI named Gyárfás as one of two men who were questioned and arrested as part of their ongoing investigation along with Tamas Portik, who was sentenced last year to 13 years in jail in an unrelated case.

 

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