Portuguese charge whisteblower Pinto with more than 100 offences

September 20 – Days after the lawyer representing  Rui Pinto, whose string of incriminating leaks shook the footballing world before he was controversially extradited from Hungary to his native Portugal,  denounced the Portuguese authorities for holding his client without charge, over 100 charges have been brought against the hacker-cum-whistleblower.

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Hero or hacker? Portuguese have held whistleblower Pinto for 6 months without charge

By Andrew Warshaw

September 19 – The lawyer representing  Rui Pinto, whose string of incriminating leaks shook the footballing world before he was controversially extradited from Hungary to his native Portugal,  has denounced the Portuguese authorities for holding his client without charge and claims he would never have been jailed in other leading western democracies based on the accusations against him.

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Cats have nine lives, will Jeff Webb get 10?

Webb leaves court

By Paul Nicholson

August 14 – When Jeff Webb was president of Concacaf he was always a pretty cool cat – approachable, friendly, always reasonable, nice guy to be around and pretty generous with it. Since his US Justice Department indictment in 2015 on corruption chrages he has needed all of a cat’s nine lives to stave off sentencing.

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Mutko wins appeal against Olympic life ban

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July 12 – Russia’s deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko, who infamously stepped down from all his footballing roles after having been accused of being involved in state-sponsored doping – allegations he denied – has won his appeal against being banned from the Olympics for life.

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