The Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division has quashed charges levied against Liberian radio talk show host Henry Costa.
The judge's decision followed a motion to dismiss filed by Eric Menhart, legal Counsel representing Costa.
The case grew from a complaint to the court via Public Works Minister Gyude Moore on June 2, 2016.
He complained that on December 24, 2015, Costa falsely stated that he (Moore) had "an interest" in awarding a construction contract award to a Chinese company illegally and described him as corrupt.
Mr. Moore denied the accusations, claiming that the contracts were awarded as the law mandates, to a "responsive bidder offering the lowest price."
The Public Works Minister told the U.S. Court that Costa defamed him during his radio show on December 30, 2015, by saying "Gyude Moore is bought" and that - "He's in people's pocket.