Court further adjourns ruling on former intel chief

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Addis Ababa, 3 March 2014 (WIC) – The Federal High Court fifteenth criminal bench has further adjourned ruling on corruption charges involving former internal 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, Judges said the case have not been examined due to “work overload” and added they need more time to examine the issue.
Hence, the case was further adjourned to March 11, 2014.
Woldesilassie had objected the charge citing various legal grounds. Through his lawyer, the defendant has argued for the charges to be either dropped or amended. In an application submitted to the court, prosecutors have defended their charge.

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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