Portugal: Football Leaks creator released from house arrest

Rui Pinto, the creator of the Football Leaks website, who was under house arrest, will be released on Friday, with the obligation of weekly presentations to the Judicial Police (PJ), according to a judicial source.

According to the same source, the defendant, who since April 8 this year was under house arrest and prohibited from accessing the Internet, “will be released today,” but “with the obligation to present himself weekly to the PJ.

Rui Pinto begins his trial on September 4 at the Central Criminal Court in Lisbon for 90 crimes: 68 of undue access, 14 of violation of correspondence, six of illegitimate access and also for computer sabotage to SAD Sporting and for attempted extortion.