On the 16th of September 2015, the Italian Bridge Federation (FIGB) announced that an investigation on Fulvio Fantoni and Claudio Nunes was going to start: “Like the EBL, we are opening a file on this and we follow the events as they unfold”.
Today the verdict has been announced: Fulvio Fantoni and Claudio Nunes
are banned for life as a pair and* each player individually is banned for playing for a period of three years. The sentence is expected to be made public tomorrow by the Italian Federation: Fantoni and Nunes have 20 days to file their appeal. The 20 days start from when the verdict is officially published.
Further updates on this story will be published in the next days.
The case will be discussed at the EBL Disciplinary Committee being held in Lausanne on 25 -26 May later this year.
*Update April 7, 2016: The verdict has not been officially published yet by the Italian Federation and it is currently being transcribed: the outcome disclosed here is yet to be made official.
Update April 9, 2016: The sentence will likely be published at Figb website next week.
Update April 10, 2016: Fulvio Fantoni and Claudio Nunes have just announced to IMP-Magazine and Neapolitan Club that they will appeal against the Figb sentence.
Update April 11, 2016: The full text of the sentence has been posted at FIGB website: click here »
Update April 14, 2016: English translation of the Italian sentence: Highlights »
Update May 16, 2016: On April 21, 2016 the Fedearal Procurator has filed an appeal against the Tribunal verdict asking for a life ban for Fantoni and Nunes.