As reported by PC Gamer, Schoeneman had been until the ban a member of EVE Online’s Council of Stellar Management (CSM). If you are unfamiliar with EVE Online, the huge MMO has its own authorities made up.

According to programmer CCP Games, Brian Schoeneman – famous in-game as Brisc Rubal – was permanently banned for”sharing confidential information with a part of his alliance which was used by another alliance member to run illicit in-game trades.”
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Among the dominant politicians of EVE Online, that also appears to be a lobbyist in actual life, has been banned from the game for participating in corruption.