Counter-Strike Pro Player Receives 116-Year Prison Sentence For Fraud

Shayene "shAy" Victorio has been convicted of fraud, but is fighting the charges, and likely won't spend life in prison.

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A former Counter-Strike professional player has been hit with a huge sentence after a conviction of fraud. Universo Online is reporting (via translations from Business Insider) that Shayene "shAy" Victorio has been sentenced to 116 years in prison, after allegations of fraud were made towards an online store that she helped operate between 2013 and 2017.

Victorio, who parlayed her success at professional Counter-Strike (Global Offensive and 1.6) into a large online following, is accused of operating a storefront that did not deliver on its sales to customers, with more than 100 customers left without items paid for or a refund.

Despite the sentencing, Brazil puts a 30 year limit on prison time for its citizens. Victorio is also appealing the case, stating that her former business partners on the site are to blame, including her ex-husband.

In a statement on her Instagram page (in Portuguese, below), Victorio clarifies that, as she is currently in an appeals process, she has not been arrested yet. She will only be taken into custody if the appeal fails, but her lawyer told Universo Online that they consider the sentence "inhumane," and that they seek a new decision from the court "under the guise of the principle of innocence."

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As of last year, Victorio had left the world of professional Counter-Strike to focus on her work as a social media influencer. The details of the store she is said to have operated are not provided, and it's not known how long the appeals process will take.

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The crooks at Wall Street goes free and this kid gets 116 years. This world sucks balls

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not a single banker gets busted for the financial 2008 crash and this lady gets 116 years............this justice system is totally fcked.

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This is ridiculous and beyond excessive. Yes if she was scamming people that is clearly awful but to take away someones entire life? There is no justice in that.

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I love it when scammers and the like get theirs but...dude, 116 years is waaay too damned much. Even the 30yr cap is too much for the level of the crime IMO. I've seen child molesters, murderers and rapists get put away for 3/4 the time.

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I wouldn’t care if this was some unattractive person, but damn, look at her Instagram. This is an injustice.

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She was sentenced with 116 years in prison and she has not been arrested yet? How the hell Brazilian law works?

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I'm a fan of harsh prison sentences, but this is ridiculous. They scammed a 100 or so people, which should earn jail time, but I've seen people do terrible crimes and get less than this.

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What's going on there in Brazil? How can someone a lifetime sentence, or much more than that, just from ripping people off? Normally folks would get to pay a heavy fee for damages and maybe go to jail for a year or two for such things. Maybe a few more years in very serious cases. But the kind of sentence she's got is usually reserved for serial killers in the US.

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Brazilians violate game servers everyday with their crappy connections.

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@ThePlantain: huehuehuehuehuehuehue br?

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Insanity! Half of Sao Paulo & Rio under lockdown from gang lords that get left alone because it's too much trouble to deal with, but then 116 years for some unfulfilled orders? wtf

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looool

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People get less for murder I mean that’s just unacceptable.

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Counterstrike players, amiright?

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@uninspiredcup:
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lol that long for fraud? Ive sen murderers get less time

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Steal money from people, she deserves it.

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Seems a little excessive.

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@maltnut: 4 years of stealing money from people if its true.She must of stole a shit load of money.

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@thepsychosis92: Then you'd take all that money away from her and put her in jail for a year or two. You don't execute people over something like this, which such a sentence is very similar to.

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