CoJ Case 003
DB vs Tiberius was the third case tried by the Chamber of Justice after the Brotherhood's split from the Emperor's Hammer. The sitting Justicar was Keirdagh Taldrya Cantor, and the Left Hand of Justice was Sith Bloodfyre.
Basic Case Information
- Cheating (4 counts)
- Guilty on all charges
Tiberius was a relatively new member of the Brotherhood, and the leader of the then-popular "Tang'va" family. As leader of his family, he wanted to help his fellow family members in the Brotherhood, but it was discovered that he helped them by giving out answers to Shadow Academy exams. This was discovered by the Headmaster who reported it to the Justicar. The Chamber of Justice charged Tiberius with four counts of cheating, one count for every exam for which he had given answers - he was found guilty on all four counts. Tiberius was demoted from the rank of Guardian to Apprentice, all his Shadow Academy awards were removed, and he was given four months of probation.
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Posted By Keirdagh Taldrya Cantor - 3/22/2004
Chamber of Justice Communique #005
On this day, March 22nd of the 1st Year of the Liberated Brotherhood, I the Justicar of the Brotherhood now announce the punishment that this Chamber lays upon Tiberius Claudius Julius Agripper Germanicus Darius Nero Tang'va. For pleading guilty on all charges that have been laid against you, be aware that this Chamber has granted you leniency in some aspects which will be spoken of as they are announced.
Thus due to your plea of guilty, this Chamber finds you:
On the Charge of Cheating -- Distributing Answers to the ICQ Shadow Academy Course: Guilty as Charged.
On the Charge of Cheating -- Distributing Answers to the Leadership Shadow Academy Course: Guilty as Charged.
On the Charge of Cheating -- Distributing Answers to the MSN Messenger Shadow Academy Course: Guilty as Charged.
On the Charge of Cheating -- Distributing Answers to the Sith CORE Shadow Academy Course: Guilty as Charged.
Sentencing for the guilty party is as follows:
First and foremost, as set out by the Dark Covenant, the Rules by which the Dark Brotherhood must abide by Tiberius is immediately stripped of all powers and privileges granted by his rank of Guardian, and is henceforth demoted to the rank of Apprentice. As with all manners of cheating, for every offense tried and convicted for, a 2 month probationary period is standard. However, due to Tiberius' admission of Guilt, this Chamber is shortening that period to 1 month. Therefore let it be known that from this day, on to for a period of 4 months, APP Tang'va is hereby in a state of probation.
The terms of probation are thus:
- The guilty party must approve all Name Changes, Email Changes or House Changes with the Justicar.
- No awards or promotions may be granted to the guilty party due to Activity within the Shadow Academy during his probationary period.
- The guilty party is denied from being given a Position of Power during his probationary period.
Violation of these terms of probation, or committing any other crimes against the Brotherhood during the period of this probation will be dealt with swiftly and harshly. Do not trust in the kindness of this Chamber. Furthermore, due to the guilty party's cheating within the Dark Brotherhood's Shadow Academy, he is henceforth stripped of all awards granted to him from the Shadow Academy, excluding CORE courses.
Signed and Sealed in Justice,
Dark Jedi Master Keirdagh Taldrya Cantor,
Justicar and High Protector of the Dark Brotherhood
- At this point in Chamber history, the Justicar did not issue opinions on cases.
Points of Interest
This case set two interesting precedents. In the Chamber archives, the demotion to Apprentice was listed as an automatic sentence for being found guilty of cheating. This had been a common practice in the pre-split Chamber, and the High Court of Inquisitions (which was the judiciary branch of the Emperor's Hammer). Since this case there has not been another member found guilty of cheating, so it has yet to be seen if the Chamber will stand by this draconian precedent. The second precedent was that of the Headmaster bringing Shadow Academy issues to the Justicar. While the Covenant now gives the Headmaster the authority to punish members for minor violations in the SA, the HM still brings many issues before the Chamber of Justice, a practice established in DB vs Tiberius.