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Meet the man who downed Manchester City: Football Leaks hacker Rui Pinto is STILL in prison in Portugal after tireless work to expose Premier League champions Rui Pinto hacked into Manchester City's club emails from his home in Portugal Pinto reportedly accessed 70 million documents and 3.4 terabytes of info Pinto is awaiting trial on  90 different counts of hacking sabotage and fraud  Football fans on social media started the hashtag #freePinto on Friday 

By Alec Fenn For Mailonline

Published: 22:55 GMT, 14 February 2020 | Updated: 00:27 GMT, 15 February 2020

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Football Leaks hacker Rui Pinto - the man who exposed Manchester City's breaking of Financial Fair Play rules - remains in prison awaiting a court case.

Pinto hacked his way into club emails from his Portugal home in 2015 and then passed them on to the media and sparked the investigation into City's finances. 

Despite being widely praised by the football world, Pinto was arrested and sent to prison, and will face a trial for 90 different counts of hacking sabotage and fraud. 

Football Leaks hacker Rui Pinto is the man who exposed Man City's Financial Fair Play breach

Football Leaks hacker Rui Pinto is the man who exposed Man City's Financial Fair Play breach

Pinto accessed 70 million documents and 3.4 terabytes of information from numerous clubs

Pinto accessed 70 million documents and 3.4 terabytes of information from numerous clubs

Pinto passed on the information to the media which sparked UEFA's investigation

Pinto passed on the information to the media which sparked UEFA's investigation

Pinto was denied an

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