A Supreme Court inquiry was launched in 33 BBY into allegations of embezzlement by Finis Valorum, then Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic. The Chancellor was suspected of having accepted an enormous sum in aurodium ingots in exchange for a secret partnership with the Trade Federation. During the inquiry, the prosecution was represented by Prince Bail Antilles, Senator of the Alderaan system and Chairman of the Internal Activities Committee. The case was heard by a male Chief Justice and eleven other members of the judiciary council.