If you go into immense debt and would be unable to pay it off before the interest rate exceeds your rate of income, the Consulate has come up with a solution!
If you have 1,000 and owe 100,000, I can't remove more than 1,000 from your balance. But, never fear, I found a loophole! I can assign you the "Consulate Debt Role," and deduct any amount of money from any player with the role, and it works.
Which is why Gagium has about LC$ -66,000. But now the interest can't get away from him, he just can't do anything ever until he gets it.
If this doesn't make sense lmk.