Portugal’s Public Prosecutor’s Office called on Tuesday to see the original contents of the computer devices seized from Rui Pinto, creator of the Football Leaks platform.
The president of the collective of judges, Margarida Alves, gave five days for the assistants in the case to pronounce.
The Public Prosecutor’s attorney, Marta Viegas, justified the presentation of the petition as she considered it “essential” in future sessions of the trial to show the originals of the seized files.
“They were never processed. Everything that was done was based on copies so as not to adulterate the original,” she argued.
After the application was filed, the second session – dominated by the statements of lawyer Aníbal Pinto, accused of attempted extortion against Doyen – was adjourned until Wednesday.
Rui Pinto, (31) is charged with a total of 90 crimes: 68 of undue access, 14 of violation of correspondence, six of illegitimate access, targeting entities such as Sporting, Doyen, PLMJ Law Firm, the Portuguese Football Federation and the Attorney General’s Office, as well as for computer sabotage at football club Sporting.
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