Rui Pinto, the 30 year-old man linked to the Football Leaks whistleblower website, made his first appearance at a Lisbon court on Friday.
Pinto, who was arrested in Hungary on 16 January and extradited to Portugal on Thursday, is charged with data theft and attempted extortion.
The whistleblower was involved in a number of leaks exposing murky dealings across football in Europe.
Outside court... Еще, Pinto's lawyer Francisco Teixeira da Mota confirmed that his client was being held in custody. «I think it's bad, it's very bad. Rui Pinto bothers too much and many people. And they took a decision that we are going to challenge, it's just what I can say».