CORELLIAN SYSTEM - Mikael Hasselstein has been appointed Moff of the Corellian sector, charged with maintaining regional peace, security, and prosperity.
Owing to his successful management of the HoloNet News Group and high political connections, Hasselstein was awarded the Moffship in the trust that he could boost loyalty and productivity among the sector's many industrial worlds.
Certain malcontents and naysayers doubt Hasselstein's capacity to command the sector's military forces, citing the newly-minted Moff's limited military experience. The Moff has a large array of medals and badges, though critics claim that these were mostly won in training exercises or contests where the opposition had limited combat experience, so as to bolster Hasselstein's resume.
While said malcontents and naysayers can look forward to fruitful careers in the spice mines of Kessel, sources close to Moff Hasselstein scoff at the criticism.
"While the Corellian sector is certainly known for spiritedness, we're still talking about core worlds," one confidant of the Moff told HNN. "Piracy and rebellion are Outer Rim ailments, not something that the hard-working and decent peoples of the Corellian sector need worry about."
Hasselstein's supporters assert that the Moff's public-relations experience, as well as the Emperor's confidence, will be more than ample qualifications for the task of governing the Core Worlds sector at the confluence of the Corellian Run and Corellian Trade Spine.
"There are no Rebels in the Corellian sector," an official spokesman said.