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Iosif Harkonnen was the son of Count Abulurd III Harkonnen.
Sometime after 603 AG he was caught in bed with emperor Audrii I's son.
As a result, the Harkonnens were disgraced for a second time in Abulurd's life, demoted to their lesser title of Lords Tupelo, and were required to pay a large fine into the Imperial treasury.