Liberia’s new President George Weah has bowed to intense pressure and replaced his choice for justice minister after local media reported lawyer Charles Gibson was stripped of his license for embezzling a client. A statement withdrawing the nomination with immediate effect was issued following the first serious hiccup for the ex-football star since being sworn in for a six-year term on January 22. Gibson, a high-profile legal figure, was once suspended by the Supreme Court for duping a client out of 25,000 dollars and was ordered to repay the costs. He will be replaced by Musa Dean, previously a lawyer with the National Elections Commission (NEC), who battled Weah’s political opponents in the Supreme Court as they tried to delay the presidential vote that the sportsman won in a landslide. However, the new nomination must be approved by the senate.