Real Madrid to sue Football Leaks hacker, Rui Pinto for leaking news about Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure from the club
If you are a football or soccer fan, you should most probably know about Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer from Real Madrid to an Italian club a few years ago. What what you didn’t know was the sleaze and corruption which went around in the Real Madrid annuls.
Rui Pinto, a Madrid based hacker was first to leak sordid tales of tax evasion and corruption in Real Madrid and European professional football. Pinto even managed to get a Wikileaks type Football Leaks website to report about the tax evasions which finally led to Cristiano Ronaldo being imprisoned for 23 months for tax evasion. Ronaldo made a plea-bargain with the authorities and agreed to leave Real Madrid and head to Italian club Juventus in addition to penalties.
Through the Football Leaks website, Pinto revealed multiple leaks about contracts, transfer figures, football salaries, and information about the owners and leaders of Europe’s leading football clubs. The hacker’s reporting naturally gained notoriety and an investigation was launched against him. In the meantime, Pinto had been placed under house arrest since April of this year and is to be released by the end of this month.
For securing his released Pinto reached into an agreement with the prosecution. In accordance with the terms of his co-operation, Pinto gave the authorities eight hard disks which stored details about Cristiano Ronaldo and his tax evasion issues in Spain.
Now Real Madrid has decided to initiate legal proceedings against Pinto for leaking news about the tax evasion, corruption, and the true story behind Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer to Juventus. As per the website, Libero, the legal department of Real Madrid will file a lawsuit against Pinto for espionage.
If found guilty, Pinto could face an additional prison sentence of 25 years. Pinto has already been sentenced to 25 years in prison for unauthorized access to computer systems and attempted blackmail,