Report of the ACBL Ethical Oversight Committee

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 while playing with Fulvio Fantoni and Claudio Nunes during the four years preceding the finding of guilt. (July 24, 2016)

Report of the ACBL Ethical Oversight Committee

In the matter of disciplinary charges against Lotan Fisher, Player No. 1906658, and Ron Schwartz, Player No. 1906623, the Ethical Oversight Committee unanimously finds:

  1. Overwhelming evidence establishes that charged parties Lotan Fisher and Ron Schwartz engaged in collusive cheating and gave false information about prior disciplinary convictions when applying for ACBL membership.
  2. Pursuant to the ACBL Code of Disciplinary Regulations Appendix B, Part B, E15, Lotan Fisher and Ron Schwartz are EXPELLED, with loss of all membership rights and privileges in the ACBL. Also, pursuant to the Code of Disciplinary Regulations 3.2 and 4.1.8a, Lotan Fisher and Ron Schwartz 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 Lotan Fisher and Ron Schwartz are subject to mandatory forfeiture of all masterpoints, titles and status ranks earned while playing with Lotan Fisher and Ron Schwartz during the four years preceding the finding of guilt. (July 27, 2016)

Notice

Josef Piekarek, Player No. 9739661, and Alexander Smirnov, Player No. 9739696, have been suspended for four years, beginning June 14, 2016, and given a lifetime ban from playing together as a pair in all ACBL-sanctioned events. In accordance with the Code of Disciplinary Regulations 2.2.3 (f), the CEO is honoring the discipline imposed by the European Bridge League (http://www.eurobridge.org/Data/Sites/1/media/Piekarek-Smirnov.pdf).