Rui Pinto to stand trial for 93 crimes

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 18-01-2020 10:00:00 · 0 Comments

The Criminal Investigation Court in Lisbon has decided to bring to trial Rui Pinto, the creator of the Football Leaks website, for 93 crimes of illegitimate access, undue access, violation of correspondence, computer sabotage and attempted extortion, dropping 54 crimes.

In September 2019, the Public Prosecutor's Office (MP) accused Rui Pinto of 147 crimes, 75 of which of illegitimate access, 70 of which of violation of correspondence, seven of them aggravated, one of computer sabotage and one of attempted extortion, for accessing the computer systems of Sporting, Doyen, the PLMJ law firm, the Portuguese Football Federation and the Attorney General's Office, and subsequent disclosure of dozens of confidential documents of these entities.

Today, in the reading of the preliminary ruling, the criminal investigation judge Cláudia Pina said that Rui Pinto will stand trial for six crimes of illegitimate access, for a crime of computer sabotage, for 17 of violation of correspondence, for 68 crimes of undue access and for one of extortion, a crime for which the lawyer Aníbal Pinto will also stand trial.

The investigation, an optional phase that aims to decide whether a trial should be held and in what form, was requested by the defence of the two defendants in the case: Rui Pinto and his lawyer, at the time of the facts, Aníbal Pinto, accused of intermediating the attempted extortion of between €500,000 - €1 million from the Doyen investment fund.


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