Delegate Antonio Bells of Ngaraard State has been found guilty along with his brother Marino Bells by the Palau Supreme Court of forgery and conspiracy for preparing a fake court order and forging the signature of the former judge. The twelve page finding said that although the court does not question the defendants' intention of acting in good faith when trying to stop their brother from harassing other people, still the law was violated.
"But the question remains witht he court now is whether the means they chose to achieve their intentions violated the law. For all reasons set forth above, the cousrt concludes that they did and finds them guilty of the crimes with which they have been charged", the findings said.
Last May, Bells was found guilty on misconduct in public office, cheating, and forgery. He got away with only a $15,000 fine. What would it be this time? A fine, jail term, resigning from his delegateship, censure from his colleaques,...???