The European Bridge League have announced their verdict on Fulvio Fantoni and Claudio Nunes, who were accused of using a series of illegal signals.
"The Disciplinary Commission of the EBL has concluded that Fulvio Fantoni and Claudio Nunes have been guilty of infractions of the laws of bridge. Accordingly, they have been banned from playing together for life, and are separately prohibited from playing in any EBL events or activities for a period of 5 years. Additionally, the costs of the investigation and hearing have been awarded against them."
They also received a lifetime ban from playing in EBL events as a partnership. This follows the ban impose by the Italian Bridge Federation (FIGB) in April.