STJD judges appeal, bans athlete and increases penalties for other players

This Thursday, the Plenary of Superior Court of Sports Justice (STJD) judged during eight hours the 12 athletes feature punished for involvement in manipulation of results in Brazilian football, within the scope of Operation Maximum Penalty. Although some sentences have been reduced In relation to the August 9th decision, the court was stricter in some cases, according to information from Estadão.

Nino Paraíba, a defender who played for Paysandu, had his suspension sentence increased from 480 to 720 days, while his fine increased from R$40,000 to R$100,000. Alef Manga, former Coritiba player, remained punished for 360 days, but saw his fine increase from R$30,000 to R$50,000, despite the recommendation of R$100,000.

Another 10 players were also tried. Diego Porfírio (photo)former left-back of Coritiba, who played for Desportivo Aliança-AL, was banned from football and fined R$60,000, after initially being punished with 360 days of suspension and a fine of R$70,000. Pedrinho, Sidcley and Jesus Trindade were acquittedwhile Tonny Anderson had the R$40,000 fine maintained, despite the suggestion of a 720-day sentence.

Dadá Belmonte, América-MG player, had his sentence of 720 days reduced to 600 by the Plenary of the STJD, maintaining the fine of R$ 70 thousand. Vitor Mendes, from Atlético-MG, also had his punishment increased, from 430 to 720 days, with the R$70,000 fine maintained. Sávio remains suspended from the field for 360 days, with the obligation to pay R$30,000.

Player Igor Cairús, who plays for Sport, had his sentence reduced from 540 to 360 days after a last-minute change of vote by auditor Ivo Amaral. Furthermore, the fine, which was initially R$50,000, was reduced to R$40,000.

Bryan, a former Athletico-PR player, maintained his 360-day sentence, but the fine that would previously have been R$30,000 was increased to R$50,000.

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