PokerStars suspends Famed Argentinian Pro Leo Fernandez

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Team PokerStars Pro Leo Fernandez is in hot water after allowing a banned player to play on his account. And according to high stakes pro Dan Colman, the world's largest poker site has suspended Fernandez over the matter.

In an interview with HUSNG, Colman was asked if he'd played against Fernandez since he's been losing so much money lately. And Colman responded that he doesn't think it's the Argentinian playing, but rather his friend, Fabrizio "sixthsense19" Gonzales. The latter has allegedly lost over $400k through Fernandez's account.

This would already be a major violation because online poker players aren't supposed to let other people play on their account. But it may even be worse since Colman says that Gonzales is banned from the site, and is merely using Fernandez's account to continue playing.

Another source called has backed up Colman's claim and states that the LAPT Panama champion is now suspended for six months. PokerStars representative Reinaldo Venegas also confirmed that something fishy has occurred, though he didn't elaborate. "Leo made a big mistake that we didn’t agree (with) and of which we cannot speak right now," said Venegas.

It's unclear where Fernandez's future with PokerStars stands right now. But he still remains one of Argentina's most popular poker pros after earning $1,516,853 in live tournaments. This ranks second behind only Jose Ignacio Barbero ($2,500,246) in Argentinian history.

Some of Fernandez's proudest accomplishments on the poker felt include winning the 2012 LAPT Panama Main Event ($171,930), taking first in the 2012 LAPT IV Grand Final High Roller ($71,717), finishing second in the 2011 PCA $25k High Roller ($554,295), and taking fifth in the 2009 EPT London High Roller ($165,563).

Based on these accomplishments and what he means to PokerStars' South American market push, it's possible that Fernandez could still stay on Team PokerStars, despite the recent violation.