Francisco J. Marques, Julio Magalhães and Porto Channel commentator go to court over email case – Sports

Francisco J. Marques, Julio Magalhães and Porto Channel commentator go to court over email case – Sports

In an initial decision that Lusa could obtain, Judge Carlos Alexandre, after requesting an investigation into the three defendants, declared (decided to prosecute) in accordance with the exact terms of the State Prosecutor’s Office’s (MP) indictment, whether the trial would continue and how it would be tried. optional stage aimed at deciding.

In February 2020, the MP accused Porto’s communications director Francisco J. Marquez, Porto Channel director Julio Magalhaes and commentator Diogo Faria of violating correspondence and misrepresenting the content of Benfica’s emails. television station.

Prosecution by the Central Investigation and Criminal Investigation Department (DCIAP) accuses Francisco J. Marques of six offenses for correspondence or telecommunications violations, three of which are aggravated and one is improper entry.

Julio Magalhães is charged with three counts of aggravated correspondence or telecommunications violations, while Diogo Faria, a commentator for Porto Channel’s Universo Porto da Bancada program, is accused of leaking the content of Benfica’s emails. correspondence or telecommunications and other illegal access.

Judge Carlos Alexandre referred the case to the Central Criminal Court in Lisbon.

“Given that the whereabouts of the defendants did not know where they received these e-mails, and that they received this set of e-mails, we appeal to the district court to determine the competent court for the trial. competent court in connection with the news of the crime. . Send him to the Central Criminal Court in Lisbon, ”the instruction reads.

The MP’s indictment states that on an impossible but undoubted date before April 4, 2017, an unidentified person entered the computer system of Grupo Sport Lisboa e Benfica without permission for this purpose. entered. and in particular to the e-mail addresses of several members of the group with the domain ‘@ slbenfica.pt’.

After obtaining this access, DCIAP adds, “it seized the full e-mails of several employees and decided to share them with defendant Francisco J. Marques, given the functions they performed and were known to the public.”

For this purpose, on a day that the investigation could not determine, but before April 4, 2017, “an unknown person created an e-mail address elements123@tutanota.com” and sent it through him at 14:47 on April. 4, in the 2017 “Subject” to Francisco J. Marques: “Emails describing” briefings “for lampões commentators:” Here are the last two ‘briefings’ sent to lampões commentators. . Carlos Janela is the author. “

After receiving an email with “several documents attached”, Francisco J. Marquez “created an email to jfmarques@tutanota.com to contact this person, which allowed the content of the message to be encrypted.”

DCIAP notes that in addition to the documents sent on April 4, 2017, the “unidentified individual” sent “a total of 20 gigabytes of e-mail” between April 6 and July 12, 2017. ”To access servers from ‘slbenfica @ pt’ or ‘links’.

Between April 18, 2017 and February 20, 2018, in more than 20 programs at Universo Porto da Bancada, J. Marques “discovered nearly 55 emails exchanged between Benfica Group employees and dozens of third parties.”

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