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From Alliance News Desk on the Citadel
September 3, 2196
Alliance Dissolves TRS
by Amita Quita
PRESIDIUM, CITADEL- The Alliance Parliament dissolved Thompson-Ramos Security Services after a Council investigation revealed it was a front company for Alliance Military extra-territorial operations. According to the Council’s findings, the security firm served as a front for covert Alliance operations beyond Citadel space. These operations included raids on suspected terrorist strongholds, building a fleet of warships, arming and training of colonial militias in the Terminus Systems. All of these operations culminated in a major, and illegal, engagement in the Imri system.
Sources within the Alliance Parliament admit that the corporation bypassed or ignored multiple Citadel laws, but argued that TRS strengthen Alliance presence along the Terminus at a time of acute force depletion, stopped several slave raids on human colonies, and stabilized the region. This at a time when each of the Council races faced massive socioeconomic hurdles within their own territories.
Within minutes of the announcement extranet traffic from the Attican Traverse quadrupled. Most messages in colonial forums expressed support for the company and its former CEO, Theodore Thompson-Ramos. Several instant polls averaged a 71% approval rating in favor of the company and its efforts, while 82% retained a favorable view of its CEO, Theodore Thompson-Ramos. Thompson-Ramos resigned his position as part of the process of dissolving the corporation and returned to Acturus Station to give a report to the Alliance Parliamentary Intelligence Sub-committee. Sources close to the Council indicate that the councilors consider the matter closed.