CoJ Case 037

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DB vs Wuntila was the thirty-seventh case tried by the Chamber of Justice. The sitting Justicar was Taigikori Aybara, the Left Hand of Justice was Skye Duvolic, and the Right Hand of Justice was Alaris Jinn di Plagia.

Basic Case Information

Defendants Name

  • Wuntila

Charges

  • Abuse of Power
  • Cheating
  • Disreputable Behavior

Verdict

  • Guilty on all counts

Sentence

Related News Posts

Related News Post #1

Posted By SWL Taigikori Aybara - 03/06/2013
Chamber of Justice Communique #037a

Let it be known that on this the 6th day of March, 2013 in a free and united Brotherhood, I the Justicar of the people set forth the declaration of the Chamber of Justice and its punishment on Wuntila Arconae. Upon the conclusion of fair and just proceedings, a jury of your peers finds you:

i) Abuse of Power - You did willingly and knowingly use your position as Consul of Arcona to manipulate the results of the Arcona/Plagueis Beyond the Horizons feud. The jury finds you GUILTY

ii) Cheating - By manipulating the aforementioned feud, you did willingly and knowingly tamper with an official Brotherhood competition. The jury finds you GUILTY

iii) Disreputable Behavior - Through the manipulation of results, and your outstanding position as a Consul, you did willingly and knowingly bring credible disrepute to your clan, yourself, and the Brotherhood as a whole, as well as taint the entire feuding process for those that follow in your footsteps. The jury finds you GUILTY

Sentencing for the party is as follows:

  • Demotion from Obelisk Primarch to Obelisk Exarch
  • Official Letter of Reprimand
  • One Year of Probation

Related News Post #2

Postedby SWL Taigikori Aybara - 03/11/2013
Chamber of Justice Communique #037c

After reviewing documents that were sent, the Appeals Panel deliberated and under a unanimous decision found that no articles of the Dark Covenant had been broken. The Panel is not convened to discuss the guilt or innocence of the defendant, but to verify that the Chamber of Justice upheld all procedures of the Covenant. With this Appeal having gone forward, and the Panel voting that no infractions occurred, the jury's verdict and the Chamber of Justice's sentence is hereby upheld. Under article 8.05, the defense has also exhausted all other attempts to Appeal. The case is therefor closed.

Signed and sealed in Justice,
Warlord Taigikori Aybara
Justicar and High Protector of the Brotherhood

Justicar's Opinion

Posted By SWL Taigikori Aybara - 03/06/2013
Justicar's Opinion - 035 DB vs. Wuntila

Following the Horizons Vendetta, the Consul of Arcona, Wuntila Arconae, and the Quaestor of Plagueis, Tra'an Reith began working on a feud entitled, "Beyond the Horizon." The intent was to describe the Plagueian exodus from the Jusadih system while giving members an opportunity to win high level crescents. It had been decided that in order to keep the morale of both units high, the best way to approach it would be to organize a team based event in which Plagueians and Arconans would work together on eight teams of four or five members. The scoring system proposed by the Tra'an was all but identical to the scoring system that was prepared by the Grand Master for Horizons. This system was agreed to implicitly by Wuntila. Both Tra'an and Wuntila were to act as judges as well as a third party judge from the Dark Council.

There was to be a run-on event, suggested by Wuntila, in which total scores would be split among the membership of each team, so as to not put so much weight on the run-on as opposed to the other events. That, too, was suggested by Wuntila.

Many failures of communications occurred during the feud, the largest being that neither party had been able to establish contact with a Dark Councillor for the purposes of grading. Both parties assumed the other party was doing do. At the conclusion of the event, Wuntila approached the Tra'an with a completed scoring document and an assurance that Tra'an grading had been taken into account. There were several irregularities with this document and with the placements within that document. The scoring system had been altered dramatically, doubling the points given for individual events, and multiplying the points given for participation from the implicitly agreed upon one (1) point to either five (5) or ten (10) points.

The run-on did not split points up as Wuntila had originally suggested. Instead of awarding points to a specific team and then splitting those points among the team members, it gave the full points awarded to each member of said team, to the point that the team that placed third in the run-on actually acquired more points than the second place team.

In addition, the actual placements given for each event were not weighted by agreement of both parties. Wuntila disregarded all grading by Tra'an and substituted his own. This resulted in members receiving awards that they would have otherwise not received and kept members from receiving awards that they would have otherwise received. When Tra'an questioned these irregularities, Wuntila told Tra'an that he had taken Tra'an's grading into account, and that the difference in run-on scoring would result in no changes of proportion. Based on Wuntila's claims, Tra'an agreed to the document he had been given.

Wuntila then released the document to the general membership and awards were given out. It was only then that a member noticed irregularities in the scoring and brought it to Tra'an's attention. Tra'an returned to the document and then realized that he had been deceived.

On December 31st, 2012 a complaint was issued to the Chamber of Justice and submitted logs and scoring documents. Preliminary investigations were put on hold due to #036, and resumed upon completion of the case. After reviewing the logs and scoring documents, and after consultation with the Hands of Justice, the Justicar decided the case had merit and charged Wuntila Arconae of Abuse of Power, Cheating, and Disreputable Behavior. Following being formally charged, Wuntila plead not guilty to all charges and requested a Trial by Jury. Evidence was assembled by both parties, and submitted to the Justicar to view. Random jury selection then began, with Arcona and Plagueis both being omitted from the potential jury pool. With the full documents in hand, the jury deliberated the merit on the charges, and decided unanimously guilty on all charges.

Sentencing then began, with all aspects of the case being taken into account. After considering the facts of evidence, the severity of the charges, and the spirit of competition that was violated, a one grade demotion to the rank of Exarch was deemed appropriate, along with a year long probation and an Official Letter of Reprimand.

This case was brought to my attention by someone who was heavily invested emotionally, and I deemed that it would be politically charged from the get go. While the terms of grading were agreed upon by TR, they were agreed upon under a false promise by Wuntila to deliver on a fair and balanced grading platform. The position of Consul gave Wuntila the line of grey needed to manipulate from within, and plead innocence while doing so.

Signed and sealed,
Warlord Taigikori Aybara
Justicar and High Protector of the Dark Brotherhood

Points of Interest

Upon a guilty verdict being reached, the accused submitted an appeal to the Justicar that included four points. The Justicar denied three of the points and allowed only one of them to be reviewed by the Appeals Panel. The Panel reviewed the complaint and the relevant documents and unanimously voted against the appeal, thus letting the verdict and sentence stand.

This was also only the second time a sitting Dark Councillor was found guilty in the Chamber of Justice, the prior being 028 DB vs. Braecen.