Judge Yamie Gbeisay has dropped criminal charges against Charles Sirleaf and three other former Central Bank of Liberia officials in the ongoing L$16 billion saga. Former bank governor Milton Weeks will now be tried alone.
Judge Blamo Dixon has recused himself from presiding over the excess banknote printing case involving former officials of the Central Bank.
Supreme Court Justice Yussif Kaba has ordered the release of arrested former Central Bank officials and a resumption of the trial into the alleged missing L$16 billion case.
Former Central Bank officials facing trial for allegedly overprinting new Liberian dollar banknotes have been requested to pay more than L$1.06 billion (US$5.16 million) each for criminal appearance bonds to secure their second release after a new charge was added to their indictment.
State security on Tuesday rearrested Charles Sirleaf, Milton Weeks, and their co-defendants in the overprinting of new Liberian dollar banknotes case.
Judge Peter Gbenewelleh has postponed the trial into the alleged missing L$16 billion to a later date after defendant Milton Weeks failed to show up in court on Monday due to poor health.
Supreme Court Justice Joseph Nagbe has issued a stay order on the ongoing trial of former and current officials of the Central Bank on Liberia who were indicted for illegally printing excess banknotes.
A week after former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf accused the government of illegally indicting her son Charles Sirleaf, President George Weah has sharply reacted, dismissing the claim.