May 8: Simon jailed 6 years
A Supreme Court in Ethiopia’s Amhara regional state today handed down a six-year jail term to one-time communications Minister, Bereket Simon.
A co-defendant, a former top civil servant, Tadesse Kassa; also bagged eight years.
May 4: Ethiopia court convicts ex-minister, Bereket Simon, over corruption
A top court in Ethiopia’s Amhara regional state on Monday found a former minister of communications, Bereket Simon, guilty of corruption charges.
Privately-run Addis Standard portal reported that the Amhara region’s Supreme Court passed a guilty verdict against Simon and a former top civil servant, Tadesse Kassa.
Simon was found guilty on two counts whiles Tadesse was found guilty on three counts of the four charges levelled against them.