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Former Brazilian CSGO professional player Shayene “shAy” Victorio has been sentenced for 116 years in jail due to fraud charges.
shAy started her CS: GO career in 2008 and retired last year, she was an influencer for many women aspiring to become professional video game players.
According to ESPN, shAy ran an online retail store between 2013 and 2017, in which 118 customers were charged but never received their purchased items. shAy released a statement to Brazilian news site UOL defending herself after being convicted.
“shAy is now the target of defamation on the internet, with people creating fake pages to attack her, simply for the purpose of gossip and malevolence,” said lawyer Antônio Carneiro, according to a translation.
“We will appeal against the sentence that we consider inhumane, awaiting a new decision and under the guise of the principle of innocence, as it can only be someone found guilty when the sentence is final.”
shAy also took it to Instagram where she mentioned that her partner at the time took full responsibility for the crimes.
“I work with my image, I do live broadcasts daily, I am known in my field, I have a physical address. It does not fit in with what is being judged out there,” she said, according to a translation.
The former pro player has not been arrested and can appeal the sentence, if the appeal fails according to Brazilian law a person can only serve 30 years of prison time for a single crime, no matter the length of the original sentence.