The man who allegedly hacked Many City is to offer Premier League help in FFP investigation. The alleged hacker, Rui Pinto, at the heart of the Football Leaks allegations has offered assistance to the Premier League in their ongoing investigation of Manchester City. Rui Pinto has been identified as the “whistleblower” who provided German newspaper Der Spiegel with emails and other documents that appeared to suggest the Blues had subverted financial fair play rules, The Manchester Evening News reported.
That material formed the basis of Uefa’s failed prosecution of a case against City, which initially resulted in a two-year European ban and 30million euros fine, with the ban later being overturned and the fine reduced to ten million by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) when City appealed. Pinto’s material is also understood to be central to the Premier League ’s probe into City, aimed at establishing whether the club broke their own rules on finance.