Francisco J. Marques sentenced to one year and 10 months for leaking Benfica e-mails

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FC Porto’s Director of Communications, Francisco J. Marques, was sentenced today to one year and 10 months in prison, suspended, for leaking Benfica emails.

The head of the “dragons” was sentenced to 10 months in prison for aggravated violation of correspondence or telecommunications, and to one year and two months in prison for attacking a collective person.

Francisco J. Marques received a cumulative suspended sentence of one year and 10 months for the same period.

Diogo Faria, Director of Content at Porto Canal, was sentenced to nine months in prison, suspended for one year, for violation of correspondence or telecommunications.

Francisco J. Marques and Diogo Faria were also jointly ordered to pay 10,000 euros in compensation to Luís Filipe Vieira, former president of Benfica, while Júlio Magalhães, former director of the channel, was acquitted of all the offences with which he was charged.

The email disclosure case dates back to 2017 and 2018, with communications between elements linked to Benfica’s structure and third parties having been revealed on Porto Canal’s “Universo Porto – da bancada” program, and went to trial around six months ago, on September 16, 2022.

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