London High Court Judge Peter Smith has reduced the damage against former Zambian President Frederick Chiluba to 57.4 million U.S.dollars from 58.3 million dollars he was earlier ordered to pay to the Zambians, Daily Mail reported on Saturday.
"Upon handing down of judgment in this matter following the hearing on June, 7,8 and 11, 2007, it is ordered that there be final judgment against each of the defendants in the following sums being inclusive of interest and credits required to be given to the claimant (Government) in respect of recoveries made," Judge Smith ruled late Friday.
The judge also hammered out the damage against the other co- defendants in Chiluba's case and refused to grant the defendants a permission to appeal against his May 4 judgment, according to Daily Mail.
Fugitive former Zambia Security Intelligence Services director- general Xavier Chungu was ordered to pay 57,261,390.72 dollars for conspiracy and another 56,442,027.90 dollars for breach of fiduciary duty.
Against former Zambian Ambassador to the United States Attan Shansonga,Judge Smith ruled that he pays 4,400,684.16 dollars for conspiracy and dishonest assistance.
On former Ministry of Finance permanent secretary Stella Chibanda, the judge ruled that she pays 57,261,390.72 dollars for conspiracy and 56,442,027.90 dollars for breach of fiduciary duty.