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.
Former Defense Minister Brownie Samukai and his co-defendants have been found guilty of three out of the five corruption-related charges brought against them by the Liberian government.Â
Judge Yamie Gbeisay will decide the fate of former defense minister Brownie Samukai and co-defendants today, Tuesday, in the economic sabotage case at Criminal Court C.
The chief of staff of the Armed Forces of Liberia and other high ranking AFL officials are set to testify today in the economic sabotage trial against Brownie Samukai.
Former Defense Minister Brownie Samukai and two others have pleaded not guilty to charges of economic sabotage, money laundering, criminal facilitation, and criminal conspiracy related to their management of a pension fund for the Armed Forces of Liberia.
With 63 criminal cases on the docket for the November term of court, Judge Yarmie Gbeisay of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court has expressed particular concern about the overcrowded docket and the need for speedy reduction of cases.
Judge Peter Gbenewelleh Criminal Court C has agreed to government lawyersâ€™ request to use previous evidence and witnessesâ€™ testimonies in an ongoing retrial of past and present government officials in the Sable Mining bribery case.
Global Witness, an international anti-corruption organization, has condemned the recent arrest of Frontpage Africa staff and the newspaperâ€™s subsequent closure.