The Criminal Court has scheduled a hearing for former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom on bribery and money laundering charges for Sunday morning.
Yameen has been accused of money laundering and bribery in the sale of Fuhgiri island for resort development, as part of the grand MMPRC scandal.
According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, the former president accepted a bribe of USD 1.1 million during the sale of R. Fuhgiri, and the money was laundered through Sun Construction and Engineering and Sun Investments.
The hearing, which was originally scheduled for May 30, was cancelled due to an upsurge in COVID-19 cases and has been rescheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Sunday.
Yameen is currently serving a five-year jail sentence after being convicted on November 28, 2019 of laundering USD 1 million from the sale of GA. Vodamula.