Football Leaks whistleblower to be extradited to Portugal

first_img Next Football Leaks whistleblower to be extradited to PortugalRui Pinto, 30, was detained in Hungary on January 16 on a European arrest warrant issued by Portuguese authorities on suspicion of extortion and secrecy violations.advertisement Reuters LisbonMarch 5, 2019UPDATED: March 5, 2019 19:56 IST Picture for representational use only (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSA Portuguese man linked to the Football Leaks website is set to be extradited to PortugalRui Pinto’s lawyers plan to appeal against the court decision to extradite their client to Portugal for trialThe Football Leaks website includes emails, contracts and presentations relating to football clubsA Portuguese man linked to the Football Leaks website is set to be extradited to Portugal after spending time under house arrest in Hungary, a court said on Tuesday, a move his lawyers oppose as they defend him as a “whistleblower” and not a criminal.Rui Pinto, 30, was detained in Hungary on January 16 on a European arrest warrant issued by Portuguese authorities on suspicion of extortion and secrecy violations.Pinto’s lawyers plan to appeal against the court decision to extradite their client to Portugal for trial.”Everything I’ve done was in the public interest because it was necessary to expose and help European authorities understand the criminality that goes on in football,” Pinto said in the court hearing which was shown on Portuguese television.The Football Leaks website includes emails, contracts and presentations relating to soccer clubs.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Rui Pintolast_img read more