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ANN News Desk on The Citadel
May 15, 2197
Death Sentence Passed on Warring Corporations
by By Iris Dunnigan
CITADEL, THE PRESIDIUM- The Systems Alliance Court of Justice authorized the arrests warrants for the executive boards of Czerka Arms and Weyland-Yutani. The court also authorized the full seizure and forfeiture of both companies assets within Systems Alliance space. This is the first time that the SACJ has executed a so called “Corporate Death Sentence” on a corporation within its jurisdiction. This comes after a month of violent clashes between the two corporations (see Corporate War Erupts Between Czerka & W-Y) after revelations by a Czerka security team of illegal experiments on a W-Y colony site that caused the deaths of all W-Y employees on the colony (see Explosive Allegations Against W-Y).
Legal teams for both companies condemned the move and appealed to the Interplanetary Commerce and Trade Court (ICTC), the ultimate arbiter of economic matters within Citadel Space. However legal experts predict that not only will the ICTC uphold the SACJ verdict but also authorized its own “death sentence” on the corporations. This should discourage other entities or individuals within Citadel space from sheltering either the assets and/or individuals connected with these corporations.
So far most of the members of the executive boards have evaded arrests.