Football Leaks: arrested whistleblower Rui Pinto agreed to help French and Swiss prosecutors

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Rui Pinto, the Portuguese whistleblower linked to the Football Leaks data files who was arrested in Hungary on Wednesday at the request of the Portuguese authorities, has been actively helping France’s prosecution services in their investigations into “money laundering the proceeds of aggravated tax evasion”, a probe which was opened following the first revelations by Mediapart and its partners in the European Investigative Collaborations (EIC) of investigations into corruption in the world of professional football.