The hearing in the Kecskemét Tribunal received Gábor Csapó, a former Hungarian water polo Olympic champion, and Zoltán Kamondi, a well-known film director.
Csapó, once a star defenseman on the 1976 and 1980 Olympic teams, allegedly sought financial support from BKV for his water polo school. It seems however that certain municipal regulations restricted BKV from providing sponsorship in this situation. The prosecution asserts that Csapó and primary defendant Miklós Hagyó have a close relationship, so when Hagyó was Budapest Deputy Mayor between 2006 and 2010 the two men arranged an agreement. Csapó’s company, Csapó Ltd., would receive funding from BKV in exchange for advertising BKV’s logo at the school and on the school’s promotional material. The 2008 contract valued at 2.85 million HUF ($12,551.08 at the time of writing) was “unnecessary,” claims the prosecution.