DON GIO ARRESTED, METROPOLIS WEST FAMILY IN SHAMBLES
In a stunning series of arrests, Interpol West’s Organized Crime Unit took more than half of the high ranking members of the Gio family into custody. Arraignments for family head Donald Gio and most of his leadership have already begun, with more to come in the near future. The Wasteland Herald will be following this story with interest. Look to this space for updates.
SAN MARTIN COSMETICS NOW EMPLOYEE OWNED, MARKET FUTURE UNCERTAIN
After the recent events in Califia, the Winthrope family has divested ownership of the San Martin Cosmetics Company as part of a plea bargain. Ownership of the company has transfered to the employees. Most recent CEO Claire Winthrope gave a public statement on her departure, stating that “[the workers] who have been with us for so many years deserve better than our leadership has given them.” The new board of directors has been selected from the most senior management and best business minds among the new owners of the company, with instructions to make sure the business thrives now out from under the thumb of organized crime.
ANNAN RECOVERY UNDERWAY, INTERPOL DEMANDS OVERSIGHT
After mounting allegations of Syndicate corporations involved in the reconstruction of Silvermont and with investigations showing Syndicate involvement in the destruction of Annan, Interpol investigators have been working with Vennermid officials to try and prevent the involvement of Syndicate-affiliated corporations in the reconstruction of the town.
INTREPID REPORTER SILL OUT HERE WORKING FOR YOU, THE READER.
Settled: it’s the Syndicate. They did it to Silvermont and they did it to Annan. According to everything I’ve uncovered so far, they’ve been looking for someone. I haven’t found out who they’re looking for and why, but they don’t care how many lives they take and how much damage they wreak to find them. Who could have pissed off the Syndicate so much? Also, did you see that last story? Some copy editor should have his hands cut off for letting that happen.
BERNADELLI INDEMNITY DECLARES ANNAN “ACT OF GOD,” WILL NOT COVER DAMAGES
A brief presented by Bernadelli officials claims that the damages suffered in Annan are beyond the scope of insurance issued by the company. The brief states that “nowhere in any Bernadelli policy – and trust me we’ve reviewed all of them – covers water damages in a town like Annan. Rain and flood policies are only issued for locations in Vennermid, Grazing Plains, and Uranjan – places where rain is expected.” An anonymous source within the company claims that Bernadelli is simply unable to pay the claims made in Annan, and the higher-ups have been looking for an out ever since the news broke.