A member of the Carabineros de Chile was called upon to serve a copy of a Labor Court decision. Unable to find the person to be served, he forged the person's signature on the receipt. Held
, by the Supreme Court of Chile, the part of the sentence that provided for discharge from the Carabineros and a permanent bar to reenlistment was excessive. In addition, the offense was civilian in character, so it was inappropriate to impose the peculiarly military additional punishment of a discharge. The court's decision can be found here
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