Brazilian pro gamer turned influencer sentenced to 116 years in prison on fraud charges
- Shayene “shAy” Victorio was a Brazilian pro esports player who became an influencer with tens of thousands of followers across social media.
- She was recently sentenced to 116 years in prison, according to a report on Tuesday from Brazilian website Universo Online. Despite the 116 year sentence, prisoners in Brazil can serve no more than 30 years.
- She was convicted on fraud charges related to an online store she helped run between 2013 and 2017; more than 100 customers claimed they never received orders or refunds from the shop.
- Victorio and her lawyer said they are appealing the ruling, and she pointed to a former partner in the business as the responsible party.
- In the meantime, she’s exited social media.
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A Brazilian influencer who pivoted from a former career in professional gaming has been sentenced to 116 years in prison “plus fines” due to fraud charges, Brazilian website Universo Online reported on Tuesday.
Shayene “shAy” Victorio, who is known for her competitive background in “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive,” was convicted of multiple counts of fraud and faces a 116 year prison sentences as a result — despite the much longer sentence, according to Brazilian law, the maximum …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]