José "Girah" Macedo, who used to be called the Portuguese poker prodigy, can't be having the time of his life at the moment. In June he was caught cheating in a leaderboard competition in which a sponsorship was up for grabs, and about 2 week ago he was caught cheating once again. This time, however, it was worse as he had tricked people into playing against "the extremely bad player sauron1989", his own account, at the same time as he "gave advice" to the players in question on Skype while he got to see their hands.
Even though he apologized and promised to pay back the players he had won against, the poker site he was signed with ended the deal. Now, about 2 weeks later, the poker site announces that they are going to take legal action against their ex-pro Jose Macedo. The site's manager, Eric Lynch, says that they can't give any further details due to the ongoing lawsuit, and he understand that many will jump to their own conclusions because of this.
"We are currently pursuing legal action against Jose so we are unable to make a substantial comment at this time. We do realize that ongoing silence can lead to people jumping to conclusions. What happened goes against the very core of our player based philosophy and we intend on exercising our legal rights in the most severe degree. We will keep you updated as things progress."