Shayene “shAy” Victorio, a Brazilian CS:GO player, has officially been sentenced to 116 years in prison. Her charges? Embezzlement and larceny. She is a retired professional player with an 11-year career competing in CS:GO and Counter-Strike 1.6. Her most recent stint was with the Keyd Stars Female, an all-female team for esports organization Keyd Stars.
The charges in question: According to ESPN Brazil, shAy was found guilty of embezzlement and larceny. Purportedly, shAy and a former partner ran an online retail business between the years 2013 and 2017. After an investigation led by the Special Action Group to Combat Organized Crime (GAECO), it was determined that bank statements and tax information from the company revealed that the company failed to provide customer goods to more than 115 victims.
What she said: According to shAy’s lawyer, her father and a former partner (ex-husband) owned the company, which makes her guilt and involvement indirect at best. Basically it was not her that failed to deliver said products to paying customers, but those individuals that actually ran the business directly. As a result, shAy is appealing the sentence because they find the ruling “absurd.” Until the appeal is overturned, she will not be arrested and taken to jail. And even if overturned, the maximum time shAy can expect to serve in the Brazilian justice system is 30 years, regardless of the original sentencing.
Talk about keeping a business honest.