Following an investigation by the police, the Prosecutor General’s Office has been asked to file additional charges of money laundering and bribery against Former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom.
The latest charges of money laundering and bribery are centered on the USD 1 million from the selling of Vaavu Aarah, which was allegedly deposited into Former President Yameen’s personal account.
Yameen is accused of stealing USD 1 million from the V. Aarah auction, which was awarded to a local company before being sold to a foreign company. He is currently serving a five-year sentence after being convicted of money laundering in the Ga. Vodamulla case in 2018. He was also fined USD 5 million for pocketing USD 1 million from the island’s acquisition costs.
Other cases related to the MMPRC scandal are also pending against President Yameen. The Prosecutor General is currently accusing the Former President of accepting bribes totaling MVR 117,000 during the lease of R. Fuggiri for the development of a tourist resort.