The Federal High Court 15th Criminal Bench at Lideta on Tuesday May 17, 2016 sentenced Woldeselassie Woldemichael, former internal intelligence head at the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), to 10 years in prison and a fine of 50,000 birr.

Yonatan Tesfaye, former Public Relations Head of Semayawi (Blue) Party has been charged with acts of terrorism. According to the charge, Yonatan has been posting provocative and violence inciting messages in relation to the conflicts that erupted in the Oromia Regional State last year. 

A total of 11 employees working for the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) Northern Addis Ababa District, in the Berhan ena Selam Branch, have been implicated in a fraud case involving 27.8 million birr which they have withdrawn from various accounts and transferred to a dummy company and account number.

Ermias Amelga, founder and former CEO of Access Real Estate S.C, has been stripped off a government guarantee that provided the embattled businessman immunity. The guarantee was lifted in a letter signed by the minister of Justice, Getachew Ambaye, on March 14, 2016.

An Egyptian and South African nationals along with one Ethiopian are facing criminal charges at Federal High Court for allegedly transferring 62.3 million birr to a foreign bank after forging Letter of Credit.