Reports gave to Addis Standard by an informant in late 2019 and our examinations that followed uncovered that subsidizes having a place with the Ethiopian ex-pat network in Lebanon were misused by the Ethiopian government and furtively used to pay $600,000 US worth of charges owed to an American campaign firm in 2019.
The antagonistic cash move was done in April of 2009 through Ethiopia's office in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and the cash was kept into a financial balance having a place with Washington DC-based lawful element, DLA Piper, most popular for its PR and campaigning works during the 2000s for the Ethiopian government. DLA Piper's name turned into a commonly recognized name among Ethiopians for having effectively persuaded American administrators to suppress a bill censuring Ethiopia's human rights record in 2007.
Be that as it may, the informant's archives, whose realness Addis Standard affirmed following quite a while of examinations, uncover that not all the cash utilized by the Ethiopian government authorities to pay for DLA Piper's administrations had a place with the Ethiopian government. They likewise uncover that various government delegates, including envoys to at any rate two nations, and Foreign Ministry staff, were very much aware of this.
Among the records got are letters and receipts affirming the cash move and documented as a component of a review did by the Ethiopian department in Jeddah in 2015. The installment to DLA Piper utilizing $600,000 in misused network gifts, was supervised by previous Ethiopian emissary general in Saudi Arabia, Tekleab Kebede Aregawi, and previous Foreign Ministry account office staff member and Ambassador to France, Nega Tsegaye.