moftary I am suprised your suprised. In your own words you knew this could be a problem, but for some strange reason you decided to stay all in.
Such a waste of good account. I hope you can get the account back and I am sure this won't be a repeat.
Don't remember when the account banning started but right off the bat I took all adsense off our article directory site. The site gets a ton of hits and page views, but is a small part of our adsense revenue. Even though adsense had been on the site for years I knew sooner or latter if I didn't take action our company would have gotten the same email.
How do you go to the CEO and say umm I took a chance and lost our adsense acount.