"This story has its origins in a love for football"
By Rafael Buschmann, Michael Wulzinger, Christoph Winterbach, Der Spiegel
Last week 30-year-old Portuguese national Rui Pinto was arrested in Budapest following the release of a European arrest warrant by the Portuguese law enforcement authorities.
Since then he has been named as the source of Football Leaks, a cache of documents obtained by German news magazine Der Spiegel and shared with European Investigative Collaborations (EIC), of which The Black Sea is a member.
Pinto's lawyer William Bourdon has described him as a “great European whistleblower" who sought to expose criminal activity in football through his actions.
Following a court appearance in Budapest, Pinto remains…