News 23rd June 2020

Sports Integrity Briefs – 23 June 2020

Fancy Bears advertised social media hacking services…

• Australian swimmer Shayna Jack has taken down her social media accounts after hackers threatened her and posted messages on her Facebook account, reports the Daily Telegraph. It is understood that hackers from a ‘different country’ threatened to post pictures of her unless money was paid, and posted Facebook messages on her behalf. Jack is understood to have reported the incident to the Queensland Police and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Jack is appealing a four year ban at the CAS after blaming a Lingradol (LGD-4033) adverse analytical finding (AAF) on contaminated supplements. Fancy Bears, a hacking team found to involve agents of the Russian State, has advertised methods of hacking into social media accounts on its Twitter page (see right).

• The US Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed appeals from Juan Ángel Napout and José Maria Marin against prison sentences for wire fraud and racketeering, reports the Associated Press. In 2017 Napout, former President of the South American football confederation (CONMEBOL) was sentenced to a nine year prison term for receiving millions of dollars in bribes in exchange for the rights to football tournaments. Marin, a former governor of Sao Paulo and former President of the Brazilian football confederation (CBF) was sentenced to a four year jail term on similar charges. The system for arranging bribes was outlined in detail in a new superseding indictment, published earlier this year.

• The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) appointed Peter Miller as a Marketing Director for US$25,000 per month on a two year contract from 1 January 2020, reports InsideWorldFootball. It is understood that the contract backdates payments to Miller from 25 November 2019.

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