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Hacker threatens to release Man City leaked emails which he claims will show they breached FFP rules

Hacker threatens to release Man City leaked emails which he claims will show they breached FFP rules

City were charged by the Premier League in February 2023, and strenuously deny any wrongdoing.

A hacker has threatened to release emails relating to Manchester City that he claims will show they breached financial rules.

The Premier League charged City with 115 alleged breaches of their financial rules back in February 2023.

The charges relate to the time period between 2009 and 2018, with five alleged breaches relating to UEFA's Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.

City have strenuously denied all 115 breaches.

Speaking last month, club chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak told the club's official website: "I think we, as a club, have to respect that there is a process that we have to go through, and we're going through it.

"It's taking longer than anyone hoped for, but it is what it is.

"I've always repeated that in every interview I've done - let's be judged by the facts and not by claims or counter-claims."

The hearing into the charges is set to begin in November, according to The Times, and will last around six weeks.

The Sun, meanwhile, report that Portuguese hacker Rui Pinto, has threatened to release documents which he claims will show that City broke FFP rules.

The report claims that Pinto told the OffShore-Alert Marbella Conference that he has 'handed five hard drives' to French and German authorities that contain millions of documents - some of which are said to be related to City.

A legal representative for the Portuguese told The Sun: "We have been approached by investigators to share information regarding Manchester City that has not been released before.

"We haven't released the information yet, but we have a massive file of Manchester City-related documents that has yet to be released."

SPORTbible has contacted Manchester City Football Club for comment on the above report.


Pinto was arrested in 2019 after a Portuguese magazine identified him as the source of the Football Leaks website, which published confidential information about what it claimed to be football players and clubs.

He was given a four-year suspended sentence last year after being found guilty on counts of attempted extortion, illegal access to data and breach of correspondence. He is currently under witness protection.

Documents accessed by Football Leaks, which were sent to Der Spiegel in 2018, led to a UEFA investigation into alleged 'serious breaches' of their financial rules by City.

The club were initially banned from UEFA competitions for two years, but the ban was overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

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Topics: Manchester City, Football, Premier League, UEFA