In 2866, Gellan lost his mid-term vote of no confidence. In what became known as the Gellan Scandal, the extent of his corruption and corporate connections were brought to light shortly afterwards. The revelations also brought down a number of Congressmen, and exposed a seedy sub-culture of corporate entertainment and abuse of Federal power on a massive scale. No one on the corporate side of the scandal was ever prosecuted, but a period of scrutiny followed and most corporations wisely backed away from interference with Federal politics for several years.
- ↑ Data taken from Tourist Spot Beacon 0186, Sol system