The Ethical Oversight Committee heard the case against Fulvio Fantoni and Claudio Nunes this week in Washington, D.C. and unanimously voted to expel them from the ACBL and remove all of their ACBL masterpoints and titles. They also stripped masterpoints and titles earned by their teammates during the last four years, starting with the 2015 Spingold. From today's Daily Bulletin:
In the matter of disciplinary charges against Fulvio Fantoni, Player No. 9682414, and Claudio Nunes, Player No. 9682473, the Ethical Oversight Committee unanimously finds:
1. Overwhelming evidence establishes that charged parties Fulvio Fantoni and Claudio Nunes engaged in collusive cheating.
2. Pursuant to the ACBL Code of Disciplinary Regulations 4.1.8a, Fulvio Fantoni and Claudio Nunes are EXPELLED, with loss of all membership rights and privileges in the ACBL. Also, Fulvio Fantoni and Claudio Nunes hereby FORFEIT 100% of their total ACBL masterpoint holdings, with loss of all titles, status ranks and privileges.
3. Also, pursuant to the ACBL Code of Disciplinary Regulations 4.1.8c, the partners and teammates of Fulvio Fantoni and Claudio Nunes are subject to mandatory forfeiture of all masterpoints, titles and status ranks earned during the preceding four years calculated from the 2015 Spingold final.
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