It has been revealed that Sir Iusti Carlüs Canun, a former Secretary of State and RUMP MZ, is currently serving a 25-year sentence in the United States for sexual offences.
Sir Iusti was listed in the RUMP candidate list for the 49th Cosa, one of a number of persons on the list whose presence other parties had questioned, owing to their limited or complete non-participation in public affairs.
In reply to a query by ModRad activist Güc da Dhi RUMP leader Sir Alexandreu Davinescu stated that if inactive citizens, citing Sir Iusti as an example, were to return he would “want to give them a few seats and get them interested and involved…it is absolutely in the best interests of our party…and our nation”.
The RUMP leader had previously expressed regret at the prolonged absence of Sir Iusti. In January 2016 on the RUMP party forum’s public section, he stated that Sir Iusti “dropped off the face of the earth one day, it seems like…Several times since, I’ve reached out, but haven’t heard anything.” He described Sir Iusti’s inclusion in the RUMP member list as “an act of faith”.
Sir Iusti was a prominent public figure in the Kingdom. According to TalossaWiki, he was Senator for Maricopa from August 2009-May 2013, and was Secretary of State from June 2010 until November 2013. He also served as Seneschal during the 40th Cosa.
He announced in November 2013 that he was going “on hiatus”, for what he described on Wittenberg as “reasons beyond his control”. He later announced his formal resignation from the office in February 2014, stating that “it has come to my attention that I may be gone for some time”. According to Wittenberg records, his username was last used on 19th March 2015.
Based on the information relating to the case available online, these dates correspond to his commital to the prison system and to the date on which his sentence began. (Screenshot below: note that identifying information has been redacted)
Within the last 24 hours a source told ETT that Sir Cresti Siervicul, a senior RUMP party member, had revealed to a former party colleague that Sir Iusti had been sentenced to prison for child pornography and sexual assault on a minor.
When asked by ETT, Sir Cresti confirmed that he had learned of the issue via a Google search of the Sir Iusti’s full name. He claimed that he had not shared the information with anyone besides the ex-RUMP member, including Sir Alexandreu, and indeed claimed that the ex-RUMP member he had spoken to had asked him to keep the information confidential.
Earlier today FreeDem leader Miestrâ Schivâ, asking if the members of the RUMP list were “fit and proper”, revealed on Wittenberg (without naming Sir Iusti) that one of the individuals on the list was serving a prison sentence. She claimed that the issue was that the RUMP leadership had shown poor judgement in not vetting their candidates.
This prompted an emotional reply from Sir Alexandreu, who insisted he was unaware of the situation, and claimed that the FreeDem leader was publicising the matter “in the hope of scoring some points” in a “vile” manner.
FreeDem Shadow Minister of Stuff Admiral T.M. Asmourescu, who is a notable critic of the RUMP leader, described himself as “appalled and disgusted” at the news, and expressed concern at the risk to the reputation of teaching and child care professionals involved in Talossa due to their association with Sir Iusti in various public records. He claimed that the RUMP owed the nation an “apology” for failing to notify them of the issue.
In the last few minutes Vuode Senator and RUMP member Éovart Grischun urged calm and suggested that public comments should be minimised to avoid adverse publicity for the Kingdom. He stated that the RUMP were discussing the matter internally and that he believed “a formal response to these revelations is forthcoming”.