Formal disciplinary procedures have begun against both the Chief General of the Armed Forces Office (a 4-star with only 4 months left until pension) and his judiciary advisor that together allowed Franco A. to rewrite his master thesis in 2014 rather than running disciplinary investigations against him. Since the infraction is longer than six months ago such formal disciplinary procedures can only be started if the "intended outcome" is punishment through disciplinary arrest, a reduction in rank, docking salary, reducing pension or similar. Informal investigations against the two began two weeks ago.