The US politician banned from EVE Online wasn't corrupt after all
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A couple of weeks ago, we covered a story about a real US lobbyist Brian Schoeneman who was banned from EVE Online for being corrupt. You can read about it here. The gist of things: the politician played EVE Online for many years under the alias of Brisc Rubal and eventually got elected to CSM 13 — a body which acts as a bridge between the players and developers. He was accused of breaking NDN by passing valuable information to his clan and profiting off it.
Here is a video of Brisc Rubal campaigning for CSM 13 (it's hilarious):
The story received a sudden development as the developers of EVE Online acknowledged that Brisc Rubal didn't break NDA after all.
— Our initial findings were incorrect... We made a mistake here and we offer our formal apologies... It’s now clear that our initial actions were based on unsubstantiated assumptions... we are in the process of restoring access to the EVE Online accounts of all three affected players, returning any confiscated assets and providing rectification as appropriate. We will work to set this right and will be making changes to our procedures and policies to ensure this kind of situation does not reoccur.
You can find the full version of the official statement here.
I won't be surprised to hear if this story makes it to the next Last Week Tonight episode - it has a real lobbyist and is funny enough to get picked up by John Oliver's team.