As announced here the IEEE has begun a preliminary investigation into Maru Ka'ge. As is traditional, I tried to get a hold of the CEO of the alliance, but instead I got a diplomat.
HaroldMott > o/
Zedrik Cayne > Good evening.
HaroldMott > Anyone else respond?
Zedrik Cayne > Just you.
HaroldMott > Ok..whats up?
Zedrik Cayne > At any rate...let's get the ball rolling. I'm Zedrik Cayne, head of the IEEE, chief librarian, and nominally head investigator.
HaroldMott > Ok
Zedrik Cayne > And as a courtesy that I normally extend to any CEO of a corporation that I am about to investigate, and since this is the first alliance I've felt the need to..I figure I'd extend the same to the diplomats or ceo's of the executor corps.
HaroldMott > Investigate?
Zedrik Cayne > Of course...Allow me to explain.
Zedrik Cayne > Recently there was a small incident widely publicised on the forums.
HaroldMott > Yes...I'm aware
Zedrik Cayne > Following that, there were several attempts at besmirching the name of the head of Noir. by obvious alts.
HaroldMott > Ok...of that..I was unaware
Zedrik Cayne > Many threads were locked for spam and what not, but many insinuations of 'extortion' were being thrown around along with other unsubstantiated allegations.
Zedrik Cayne > Now, we here at the IEEE have personally dealt with Noir. on many levels. And this of course piqued our interest in the area.
Zedrik Cayne > So, we here at the IEEE will be beginning an investigation around your 0.0 activities, and possibly get concord sanctioning for a full investigation until such time as an apology from the directorship for Maru Ka'ge is put up on the forums apologising
HaroldMott > I don't pay a lot of attention to COAD since I believe its mostly BS
Zedrik Cayne > for the rather obvious attempts at ruining Noir. and Alek's reputations.
Zedrik Cayne > This was all on C&P beleive it or not.
Zedrik Cayne > /emote tends not to read COAD either...can't post there most of the time.
HaroldMott > Crime and Punishment?
Zedrik Cayne > Yes, Crime And Punishment.
HaroldMott > Lol...never even read that one...
Zedrik Cayne > You should, its most amusing.
HaroldMott > Ok...well, I'll carry your message to Sick Boy
Zedrik Cayne > At any rate. Until a public apology is made in C&P..or until I get tired of it...I'll be investigating the activites of Maru Ka'ge in the surrounding areas.
HaroldMott > I'm not sure why you think that is much of a threat?
HaroldMott > Why should MARU worry about you or your corp?
Zedrik Cayne > I'm not threatening anything. I am as a courtesy explaining what will be happenning.
HaroldMott > Ok...sounded like a threat...but ok
HaroldMott > let me rephrase
Zedrik Cayne > Of course
HaroldMott > Why should MARU care about this "investigation"
HaroldMott > I'm not saying that we did anything wrong per se...
HaroldMott > But what would we be apologizing for?
HaroldMott > and if we don't...how can you enforce any kind of sanctions?
HaroldMott > With Concord or anyone else?
HaroldMott > Hello?
Zedrik Cayne > The IEEE would like to see the directorship apologize for the obvious public attacks on another corporation without any proof.
Zedrik Cayne > They were libelous statements at the very least.
HaroldMott > Link them
Zedrik Cayne > Concord will become involved should I decide that the investigation should extend to High Security space.
Zedrik Cayne > Um..one moment.
Zedrik Cayne > http://www.eveonline.com/ingameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=1213278
Zedrik Cayne > http://www.eveonline.com/ingameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=1212959
HaroldMott > Concord? Are you kidding me?
Zedrik Cayne > No sir, I often get concord involved in my investigations.
HaroldMott > Well..I don't see anyone from MARU making those claims....
HaroldMott > So investigate away....
HaroldMott > Thanks for the heads up....
HaroldMott > Contact me if you have any proof
The IEEE fortunately does not require proof of any sort to start an investigation. Should any turn up that Maru Ka'ge was not involved in the slandering of Alek's and Noir.'s good name..then I may drop the demands for a public apology. But I doubt that they can prove they were not the faceless alts.
Concord will become involved should the investigation have to move to High Security space.