- 12 Nov 2010 12:00 AM
The judge noted that Csányi was escorted by bodyguards for several days after receiving the e-mailed threats. He added that the case could have harmed not only OTP but the entire Hungarian economy.
The primary suspect sent messages and supplements to Csányi from three different internet cafés in November and December 2007 demanding €50 million from him. He included a long list of names to whom the supposedly damaging documents would be sent, such as senior officials of Hungarian public life and the EU.
For his crime he was given an 18-month suspended sentence and a Ft 300,000 fine.
A second defendant was sentenced to a two-year prison term, suspended for three years, for attempted blackmail and firearms offences, and was fined Ft 600,000.
The third defendant whose name was not mentioned was given a 14-month prison term, suspended for three years and fined Ft 500,000 as an accomplice to attempted blackmail."
Source: Hungary Around the Clock
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