IN A NUTSHELL:
- A former professional CS:GO player was sentenced to 116 years in prison;
- Her company did not send the purchased goods to 118 clients;
- The accused claims that her ex-husband and business partner is responsible for the situation;
- the sentence is not final.
AFK Gaming reports that Shayene "shAy" Victorio - former professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player from Brazil - was sentenced to 116 years in prison by a Brazilian court. The woman is alleged to have committed numerous frauds when running an online store between 2013 and 2017. 118 of the company's customers reported to the police when they did not receive the purchased goods. The investigation was conducted by a special group on organized crime.
The woman maintains that she is innocent and that her former business partner (and ex-husband) is responsible for the crimes. It is worth noting that the verdict is not final - Shayene Victorio was not arrested and her lawyer has already announced an appeal. Moreover, given Brazilian law, if she loses, "shAy" cannot spend more than thirty years in prison (although this is still a very serious punishment).
“It was a problem of business administration and that after a questionable search and seizure, the company was unable to deliver products to a few consumers, we use few here as the company had more than 10,000 sales and deliveries. We will appeal against the sentence that we consider inhumane, and are awaiting a new decision," said the lawyer in a communication to the Brazilian UOL (Universo Online) website.
Shayene Victorio is one of the people who created the Brazzilian e-sports scene. Recently, after leaving CS:GO, the woman was mainly involved in building her position in the social media (she was a so-called influencer). In this situation, however, she was forced to disappear from popular websites. Before she did so, she posted a note on Instagram where she explained the case from her perspective and argued that she wasn't hiding from the police (because some fans suggested this). The accused also stressed that her ex-husband took full responsibility for the situation.
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - official website