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Gamer faces 116-year prison sentence for fraud

by on05 March 2020

May not have to serve any of it

Shayene “shAy” Victorio (pictured) who made her name on the Brazilian Counter-Strike circuit has been served a 116-year prison sentence in the wake of fraud charges.

Even though the former gaming pro has been sentenced, because of the country’s legal system, she has not yet been arrested, nor is she in police custody.

According to ESPN explains that under Brazilian law, she can appeal the sentence. If she loses all her appeals, she would then begin her jail time. However, the longest she can serve is thirty years, which is the max amount of time someone can be jailed in Brazil, no matter the length of the original sentence.

Victorio made her Counter-Strike esports debut in 2008. She has been called a pioneer on the Brazilian scene and retired last year from professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive play. Since then, she has been working as an influencer and as a streamer.

On Instagram, Victorio told fans that she has not been arrested, that she will not be arrested and is not a fugitive. “My work is my image”, she added. She explained that she does regular broadcasts, is well known in the country’s Counter-Strike community, and isn’t in some hard to find location.

She said her ex-husband was to blame for this problem and that he has taken 100 percent responsibility.

According to Brazilian site UOL (via AFK Gaming), Victorio’s lawyer issued a statement, writing that this was a business administration problem and that the company had made over 10,000 successful sales and deliveries. The lawyer also claimed his client was unfairly defamed online and will appeal the sentence.


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