January 13th, 2020
A Budapest court sentenced one-time Socialist district mayor Gyorgy Hunvald to one year in prison for misappropriation of public funds in a non-binding ruling of a retrial of his case on Monday. The ruling concerned four service contracts and the use of a mobile phone by a Socialist politician. Under the ruling, Hunvald will not be jailed, as he has already been credited for the time served in pre-trial detention. However, he has been ordered to pay 28 million forints (EUR 83,600) with interest in damages to the 7th district local council.