Even this scandal spilled into Palmshire...
"ROCKFORD - House of Lords committee investigating the corruption surrounding a deal made between a SW City government department and a Palmshire contractor found that the contractor bribed and paid the department kickbacks in exchange for receiving contracts on various city projects. Lord Fairfax (Matthew), who was appointed to chair the committee, reported some startling information. For example, he said, at least 54 trillion flints are unaccounted for that were paid as part of the contracts. Worst, some of the projects are still far from completion. Lord Arklay (Hyper Anthony), who was also appointed to the committee, had to recuse himself from the committee reportedly due to his conflicts of interest.
Lord Fairfax said he forwarded the information to Governor's office and to Attorney General's office. Attorney General confirmed receiving information but said his office is still reviewing them to determine whether criminal charges are warranted against the company and said the contractor could be charged with bribing foreign officials if evidence are found. Governor, the Lord Metaville (Bach Zhaa), said what the contractors did is "inexcusable and irresponsible" and promised to support the investigation.
In addition, a SW City worker who was allegedly an intermediary in this conspiracy was arrested by SW City Police Department for conspiracy to defraud the city and for bribery. Scandal further widened when a Horizon City official who was allegedly part of the conspiracy was also arrested in his city by the local police as part of wide-ranging investigation effort and a Palmshire civil servant named Mr. Greed (!!!) working in Home Office was forced to resign and later arrested in Rockford this Friday after it was revealed he also participated in the bribery scandal. Mr. Greed was charged by Rockford County District Attorney's Office for several counts of bribery and a count for conspiracy to defraud SW City.
Scandal also hits close to the Palmshire royal court after the Duke of Cypress Hollow (GC), the King's "nephew", was revealed to have participated in conspiracy to defraud SW City as well but has not been charged yet, although the Attorney General's office said it's likely he will be charged as well.
As result of all of this Palmshire connection, SW City Mayor-President "Dr. Tax" Syntax summoned Palmshire Ambassador to SW City to his residence and demanded explanation for all of this. Meeting was said to be rather tense and reportedly left a breakfast table with a hole punched in them as result of Dr. Tax's rage. He reportedly had to be restrained by his bodyguards when he was thought about to assault the ambassador.
As result of the incident at SW City Mayor's residence, Palmshire Ambassador to SW City was recalled back home in protest and SW City Ambassador to Palmshire sent back home, or expelled, from Rockford in disgrace. Foreign policy analysts do not think growing diplomatic tensions between Rockford and SW City as result of this incident and over unrelated issue of their conflicting claims on eastern Winter will go away anytime soon."
Source: Rockford Times