Court postpones ruling on former intelligence chief case

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Addis Ababa, January 6 (WIC) – The Federal High Court fifteen criminal bench has postponed its ruling on corruption charges involving former intelligence Chief Woldesilassie Woldemichael.
The criminal bench was set to rule on whether charges filed by prosecutors of Federal Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission should be amended or not.
However, the case was further adjourned to January 23 as judges need more time to examine the case. 
Woldesilassie faces nine charges in total including abuse of power, tax evasion and money laundering charges. He is also accused of owning property beyond his means of income.
He is charged alongside his brother, Zerai; his sister, Terhas and a close friend and legal adviser Derir Kebede.
Woldesilassie is also facing a separate grand corruption case at the same criminal bench along with high profile government officials including Melaku Fenta, former director general of ERCA, and prominent businessmen.

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