KEY POINTS

  • Shayene “shAy” Victorio, a former CS:GO player from Brazil, was sentenced to 116 years in prison for embezzlement
  • The sentence came after it was reported that Victorio's online business failed to deliver good to 116 customers between 2013 and 2017
  • Her lawyer claimed that the online store was owned by her father and a former partner and the failure to deliver orders was due to business administration problems

A former e-Sports standout was sentenced to serve 116 years in prison for embezzlement and larceny.

Shayene “shAy” Victorio, one of Brazil's brightest “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO)" players will face a hefty jail time after it was reported that 116 of her online customers never received their merchs from her virtual store.

Daily Esports, who echoed a report from ESPN Brazil, said that Victorio and a former partner teamed up and founded an online retail business that ran between 2013 and 2017. The Special Action Group to Combat Organized Crime investigated the report and discovered bank statements and tax information that pointed to the accusation by their customers.

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Victorio's lawyer, Antonio Carneiro, said that her client is indirectly involved since the company was owned by her father and a former partner.

“It was a problem of business administration and after a questionable search and seizure, the company was unable to deliver products to some consumers,” said the outlet as it cited a submitted statement from Carneiro.

Techdator meanwhile said that Victorio still has a chance to prove her innocence and that the sentence is subject to appeal. Victorio, an 11-year veteran with three GamersClub Women's League titles under her name plus a slew of illustrious involvements in the world of e-sports, also told her fans on Instagram that she is not arrested and “will not be arrested.”

While Victorio's sentence may look and sound absurd, Brazil's judicial system only allows a maximum of 40 years of jail time.

Despite having a good argument to her current situation, Victorio said in a tweet that she will “walk away from social media” until she has proven her non-involvement.

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