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Court is now in session.


The offenders are:


Daniel D'angio,

Massimiliano D'angio

Gastone Tornabuoni

Norberto Gonzaga

Sibilla Donati.


Indictment: the offenders have, on the 26th of December 1319, acquired the citizenship of Aquitaine without permission, with suspicious intent (invasion and revolt) and, having left the Duchy as per request and warning from the Duke of Aquitaine, have committed crimes abroad that undermine the Duchy, its Monarchs and other aquitanian subjects, and their respective safety and reputation.


Hence, the charges brought against the offenders are:


Application for Aquitanian citizenship (Article XIII from the Leges Criminales)

Banishment (Article V from the Leges Criminales)

Threats to the Monarch's security (Article II from the Leges Criminales)

Lese-Majesty (Article VI from the Leges Criminales)


Do the offenders wish to defend themselves or present a defense lawyer?
« Last Edit: 02 January, 2020, 01:07:46 PM by Guillaume Cale »
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Re: Trial of D. D'angio, M. D'angio, G. Tornabuoni, N. Gonzaga and S. Donati
« Reply #1 on: 02 January, 2020, 12:38:42 AM »
Offenders notified:

01-Jan-1320, 22:37:49   You showed to Daniel D'angio the document entitled Notification containing the following text: Judge of the High Court of Aquitaine Ambassador of Aquitaine, signed by I, Guillaume Calle, Judge of High Court of the Duchy of Aquitaine, charge Daniel D'angio, Massimiliano D'angio, Gastone Tornabuoni, Norberto Gonzaga and Sibilla Donati of Application for Aquitanian citizenship (Article XIII from the Leges Criminales), Banishment (Article V from the Leges Criminales), Threats to the Monarch's security (Article II from the Leges Criminales), Lese-Majesty (Ar
01-Jan-1320, 22:37:23   You showed to Massimiliano D'angio the document entitled Notification containing the following text: Judge of the High Court of Aquitaine Ambassador of Aquitaine, signed by I, Guillaume Calle, Judge of High Court of the Duchy of Aquitaine, charge Daniel D'angio, Massimiliano D'angio, Gastone Tornabuoni, Norberto Gonzaga and Sibilla Donati of Application for Aquitanian citizenship (Article XIII from the Leges Criminales), Banishment (Article V from the Leges Criminales), Threats to the Monarch's security (Article II from the Leges Criminales), Lese-Majes
01-Jan-1320, 22:37:00   You showed to Gastone Tornabuoni the document entitled Notification containing the following text: Judge of the High Court of Aquitaine Ambassador of Aquitaine, signed by I, Guillaume Calle, Judge of High Court of the Duchy of Aquitaine, charge Daniel D'angio, Massimiliano D'angio, Gastone Tornabuoni, Norberto Gonzaga and Sibilla Donati of Application for Aquitanian citizenship (Article XIII from the Leges Criminales), Banishment (Article V from the Leges Criminales), Threats to the Monarch's security (Article II from the Leges Criminales), Lese-Majesty
01-Jan-1320, 22:36:29   You showed to Norberto Gonzaga the document entitled Notification containing the following text: Judge of the High Court of Aquitaine Ambassador of Aquitaine, signed by I, Guillaume Calle, Judge of High Court of the Duchy of Aquitaine, charge Daniel D'angio, Massimiliano D'angio, Gastone Tornabuoni, Norberto Gonzaga and Sibilla Donati of Application for Aquitanian citizenship (Article XIII from the Leges Criminales), Banishment (Article V from the Leges Criminales), Threats to the Monarch's security (Article II from the Leges Criminales), Lese-Majesty (
01-Jan-1320, 22:35:57   You showed to Sibilla Donati the document entitled Notification containing the following text: Judge of the High Court of Aquitaine Ambassador of Aquitaine, signed by I, Guillaume Calle, Judge of High Court of the Duchy of Aquitaine, charge Daniel D'angio, Massimiliano D'angio, Gastone Tornabuoni, Norberto Gonzaga and Sibilla Donati of Application for Aquitanian citizenship (Article XIII from the Leges Criminales), Banishment (Article V from the Leges Criminales), Threats to the Monarch's security (Article II from the Leges Criminales), Lese-Majesty (Ar

Procedures ID: 917, 918, 919, 920 and 921.
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Re: Trial of D. D'angio, M. D'angio, G. Tornabuoni, N. Gonzaga and S. Donati
« Reply #2 on: 02 January, 2020, 01:01:16 PM »
I, the Duke of Aquitaine, will act in this trial as the Prosecutor.

I must give more details about the facts that bring the offenders to this High Court.

One important fact is that all five offenders changed their citizenship without notice or permission almost simultaneously

«26-Dec-1319, 17:01:20   Kingdom of Aquitaine - BORDEAUX has a new citizen: Daniel D'angio (transfered from Kingdom of Castiglia and Leon - BURGOS).
26-Dec-1319, 17:00:45   Kingdom of Aquitaine - BORDEAUX has a new citizen: Massimiliano D'angio (transfered from Kingdom of Castiglia and Leon - BURGOS).
26-Dec-1319, 17:00:21   Kingdom of Aquitaine - BORDEAUX has a new citizen: Gastone Tornabuoni (transfered from Kingdom of Castiglia and Leon - BURGOS).
26-Dec-1319, 17:00:01   Kingdom of Aquitaine - BORDEAUX has a new citizen: Norberto Gonzaga (transfered from Kingdom of Castiglia and Leon - BURGOS).
26-Dec-1319, 16:59:14   Kingdom of Aquitaine - BORDEAUX has a new citizen: Sibilla Donati (transfered from Kingdom of Castiglia and Leon - BURGOS).»

whith suspicious intent: are they planning an invasion to organize a revolt against the Head of the State?

Despite their crime, the Duke gave the offenders a chance to leave the Duchy at once in order to avoid further criminal acts within aquitanian borders:

«Article XIII [Application for Aquitanian citizenship] It is forbidden to anyone, not native on the Aquitanian soil, to take the Aquitanian citizenship without the prior, express and written permission of the reigning Duke or Duchess. Any person found guilty of this crime after detention shall also suffer banishment as per Article V of this Law.
[Classification: Capital Offense, target: everyone, prison term: 3 days, fine: 1000sc]

Article V [Banishment]: The Monarch may banish, at his sole discretion, any person, who due to his/her behaviour or actions has made himself unworthy of dwelling within the Duchy of Aquitaine. The exiled will not be allowed to stay within the Duchy of Aquitaine's borders unless a special permission has been granted by the Sovereign. Once the banishment has been issued, the exiled has 24h time to leave the Duchy of Aquitaine, once this period expires, the banished will be considered as a traitor and shall be sentenced consequently.
[Crime classification: Capital crime; Target: anyone; Prison term: up to 3 days; Fine: 1000 s.c.]

Signora,

il permesso deve essere ottenuto per essere un soggetto di Aquitania.

L'atto che hai commesso è un crimine.

Ti invito a lasciare il Ducato prima che sia troppo tardi.»

The offenders complied.

But they took advantage of their aquitanian citizenship to commit economical crimes abroad - buying local goods in huge quantities - which, in turn, caused trouble to aquitanian subjects presently abroad and stained Aquitaine's reputation - the Monarch's reputation - and, even worse, the security of Aquitaine, it's Monarchs and it's people's, given the declaration of hostilities by other realms.

In the light of these inexcusable crimes, the Prosecution asks that the offenders be sentenced to the full weight of the law: 185 days of imprisonment and 5.000 silver coins of indemnity for each offender, paid upon release.
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Re: Trial of D. D'angio, M. D'angio, G. Tornabuoni, N. Gonzaga and S. Donati
« Reply #3 on: 04 January, 2020, 01:46:43 PM »
By being absent, the offenders defense lost the first opportunity to explain the facts and accusations brought against them.

With the evidence gathered until know, i cannot foresee another result besides the application of the law by condemning the offenders.

In the Prosecutor opinion, as a closing remark, what was the reason behind the present and serious facts?
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Re: Trial of D. D'angio, M. D'angio, G. Tornabuoni, N. Gonzaga and S. Donati
« Reply #4 on: 05 January, 2020, 01:22:38 PM »
I don't know the reason; only the offenders can explain. I can only speculate.

The bottom line is that the main fact - a significant number of foreigners changed citizenship without explanation or permission - usually points to one of these scenarios: a) an agreessive take over of power within a month via revolt; b) a menacing force that can be used to subvert the administration of a realm by forcing the decision-making towards this ou that end (ruler's coercion); c) a risk of bringing foreign wars into the realm.

The status of friendship that existed between Castille and Aquitaine before the invasion would be kept if the invaders asked permission to enter Aquitaine. Negotiations would began, because no regent admits so many foreign elements into it's realm without guarantees. But because they couldn't control my decision, the invaders entered illegaly in Aquitaine, bringing upon them, and us, and others, all the present miseries.

The offenders might argue that Aquitaine stands because their ruler gave me, Pero D'Aquitaine, the chance to rule. It is true. But it is also true that no one was crowned after the Castillian conquest. I claimed the ducal crown alone, with meagre support, because no one would. It is also true that there were no conditions imposed - apart from basic friendship and respect - on my rule and it was never mentioned: a) vassalage; b) servility; c) temporary rule; d) giving up the crown if «things gone bad» in Castille. Aquitaine is sovereign.

In the light of these facts, Your Honour, you might understand better the seriousness of the present facts.
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Re: Trial of D. D'angio, M. D'angio, G. Tornabuoni, N. Gonzaga and S. Donati
« Reply #5 on: 07 January, 2020, 01:34:04 PM »
Be noted on the records that there was no defense closing remarks.

I analyzed the testimonies and the facts, assessed the lack of defense, and came to a conclusion.

I shall proceed to the verdict then: all the offenders are found Guilty of all charges.

Therefore:

I condemn the offenders to 72 hours of imprisonment for the charge of lack of Application for Aquitanian citizenship (Article XIII from the Leges Criminales).

Because the offenders were Banishment (Article V from the Leges Criminales) forever from the Duchy of Aquitaine, they are condemn to as many sets of 72 hours of imprisonment as necessary if they return to and stay in Aquitaine soil.

Because the offenders were proved to present a Threat to the Monarch's security (Article II from the Leges Criminales), they are condemn to as many sets of 72 hours of imprisonment as necessary if they return to and stay in Aquitaine soil.

Because the offenders were proved to commit a Lese-Majesty (Article VI from the Leges Criminales) crime, they are condemn to as many sets of 72 hours of imprisonment as necessary if they return to and stay in Aquitaine soil.

The offenders have to change citizenship on the due date. If they fail to do that, they are condemn to as many sets of 72 hours of imprisonment as necessary until they change their citizenship.

The offenders have to pay 5000 silver coins each to the Palace treasury, as compensation, after serving the initial sentence of 72 hours of imprisonment.

The offenders will serve all the necessary sets of 72 hours of imprisonment intermittently in order to protect their lives and their health and to give them the time to repent and mend their actions. This means that the Guard Captain may arrest them and I imprison them as many times as necessary until the Banishment decree and order to change citizenship are fully respected.

If the offenders serve the initial 72 hours, pay the fine, leave the Duchy forever and change their citizenship on the due date, they will have to serve only 72 hours of imprisonment.

This sentence will be active as long as the offenders live on this Earth, since they were banished forever. Therefore, it can be re-enacted.

Justice was done.

Arrest warrants issued.

This trial is over.
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Re: Trial of D. D'angio, M. D'angio, G. Tornabuoni, N. Gonzaga and S. Donati
« Reply #6 on: 07 January, 2020, 02:48:04 PM »
Convicts notified:

07-Jan-1320, 12:45:33   Daniel D'angio   Verdict   
07-Jan-1320, 12:44:42   Massimiliano D'angio   Verdict   
07-Jan-1320, 12:42:48   Gastone Tornabuoni   Verdict   
07-Jan-1320, 12:42:09   Norberto Gonzaga   Verdict   
07-Jan-1320, 12:41:08   Sibilla Donati   Verdict
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Re: Trial of D. D'angio, M. D'angio, G. Tornabuoni, N. Gonzaga and S. Donati
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