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RTL: Compromising Private Recordings of Public Figure Found in Bailiff Head Schadl’s Safe

Ábrahám Vass 2022.01.26.

Compromising photos depicting an unnamed public figure were found in the safe of the Völner case’s key figure, György Schadl, RTL Klub reported. According to the TV channel’s information, the recordings depict a couple engaged in sexual activity, while a third person, also naked, is recording them. RTL Klub even contacted the public figure, who denied knowing Schadl and that he/she would have been blackmailed with the footage.

György Schadl, the President of the Hungarian Court Bailiff’s Chamber (MBVK), is the key figure of former deputy justice minister Pál Völner’s bribery case. He is suspected to have given some HUF 83 million (EUR 231,000) in bribe money for the Fidesz politician to secure favorable rulings.

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Ever since then, several further details have made it to the public: Schadl, for example, may have helped incumbent Cabinet Minister Antal Rogán’s chief of staff, Ádám Nagy, pass his law exams without actually taking part in the assessments. In addition, he bought several properties lately, many of them from the district previously led by Rogán.

Unlike Völner, Schadl is still under arrest.

In this latest development in the case, investigators reportedly found an envelope containing photographs of three naked people, while the name of a public figure was also on two DVDs next to the photographs.

According to the prosecutor’s office, “seized envelope contains compromising information about a public figure and possibly compromising video footage,” with the photos depicting “a man engaged in a sexual act with a woman on a bed next to a sliding mirrored wardrobe while they are being photographed by another person, who is also visible in the footage. They are all naked.”

The footage was found in November last year in Schadl’s safe during the search made after his arrest at Liszt Ferenc airport. The pictures and the DVD were taken for evidence.

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Schadl had reportedly first claimed that he didn’t know the contents of the DVD, but later said that he had messages saved on it.

RTL Klub then contacted the person on the recording, who said he/she didn’t know Schadl, hadn’t been blackmailed, and could not imagine that compromising footage had been made.

Featured photo illustration via pixabay.com


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