Justice condemns team for manipulation of football results – 11/10/2022

The Justice of São Paulo sentenced 11 folks to 10 years and eight months in jail, accused of being half of a legal group specialised in manipulating and dishonest football results.

According to the investigations carried out by the Public Ministry, between May 2015 and May 2016, the gang acted to intervene with matches within the A2 and A3 and underneath-20 collection of the São Paulo championship and competitions within the northeast of the nation.

In the grievance filed in November 2016, the Prosecutor’s Office stated the scheme concerned overseas gamers of Asian origin who sought to control the results, often between $30,000 and $35,000 US. They needed to find out not solely the results of the matches, but additionally the timing of the objectives.

The tips got to the articulators of the Brazilian scheme, who coordinated the recruitment of technicians, gamers, managers and entrepreneurs linked to the totally different groups by way of recruitment. According to the prosecution, the funds had been made within the subject.

Evidence of the fraud was obtained by an Austrian auditing agency working for FIFA, which discovered inconsistencies within the evaluation of betting patterns throughout Atlético Sorocaba’s 9-0 loss to Santo André in an underneath-20 match in 2015. FIFA knowledgeable him. STJD (High Court of Sports Justice), which known as the Public Ministry.

The grievance mentions that the gang, in June 2015, sought out the administration of São José Esporte Clube by providing the underneath-20 team R$50,000 for a 3-0 loss in opposition to Corinthians. The chief didn’t settle for the proposal, based on the Prosecutor’s Office.

These are the 11 folks punished: Anderson Rodrigues and Márcio Souza da Silva, who would have been the organizers of the mission, and Jefferson Teixeira, Carlos Luna, Wanderley Carneiro, Wanderley Carneiro Júnior, Rodrigo Bonfim, Marcos Ferrari, Carlos Rabelo, Francisco Gonçalves and Thiago. Coutinho, accused of being recruiters of football professionals.

They can nonetheless enchantment.

They denied the accusations throughout the interrogations and the defenses offered to the Justice.

Anderson Rodrigues, who was named one of the leaders of the scheme, instructed the Justice that the information will not be true and there’s no materials proof and testimony implicating him.

Former participant Márcio da Silva, who performed for Indonesia for 10 years, stated that the occasions being instructed don’t match actuality.

Jefferson has stated he has by no means responded to a legal case, is embarrassed by the grievance and has steadfastly denied the allegations.

Carlos Luna acknowledged that the phrases of the grievance don’t correspond to the reality and that he was included within the grievance by mistake.

Wanderley Carneiro and Wanderley Júnior acknowledged that they didn’t manipulate the sport. “There isn’t any indication that he has provided or given any monetary benefit to anybody,” his lawyer instructed the courtroom.

Rodrigo Bonfim stated that he was not concerned in any legal enterprise. “There is nothing to show his involvement,” stated the protection.

Coach Marcos Ferrari acknowledged that there isn’t any proof within the course of that he was concerned in any legal group.

The businessman Caros Rabelo stated in his questioning that he was a consultant of the athletes and that he obtained proposals to change the end result of a recreation, however rejected them.

Francisco Gonçalves vehemently denied legal observe and acknowledged that he had “by no means participated in unlawful actions”.

Thiago Coutinho, additionally a former participant, stated that the accusations will not be true and there’s no proof or ingredient that may set up that he did something incorrect.

Judge José Steinberg stated that the scheme is supported by the proof produced by the investigation, amongst which he cited phone interceptions and witness statements.

“The legal group was nicely structured, in particular capabilities, and was at all times composed of folks related to the football subject, to facilitate monetary transactions between all these concerned,” he stated within the sentence.

In addition to the jail sentence, these concerned had been sentenced to pay a fantastic of R$41,700.

Investigations have recognized two gamers, however they haven’t but been prosecuted.

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