A former Counter-Strike player, Shayene “shAy” Victorio, has been convicted for fraud and sentenced to 116 years in prison “plus fines.” As reported by Universo Online, allegations were made against Victorio that she received payment from her storefront customers; however, she never delivered the products.
Victorio made a name for herself by playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive at the professional level. But she left the gaming world behind to become a social media influencer, with tens of thousands of followers.
The former Brazilian esports player also operated a storefront between 2013 and 2017. Reportedly, Victorio didn’t deliver the products to more than 100 customers who already made the payment. Also, the amount was never refunded.
So, Victorio was sentenced to prison for 116 years, even though Brazil puts a 30 year limit on prison for a single crime.
Victorio, along with her lawyer, is appealing the case, by stating that her former business partners and her ex-husband is at fault. Her lawyer also went on to say that the sentence for 116 years is “inhumane.”
“We will appeal against the sentence that we consider inhumane, awaiting a new decision and under the guise of the principle of innocence,” her lawyer told Universo Online.
Also, Victorio clarified in her Instagram post that she isn’t arrested yet because she is in the appealing process. However, if the appeal fails, which is highly unlikely, only then she can be taken into custody.