The appeal of former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom’s money laundering conviction has been scheduled for September by the Maldives Supreme Court.
On November 28, 2019, Yameen was found guilty of laundering USD 1 million from the sale of GA. Vodamula by the Criminal Court. He swiftly filed an appeal with the High Court, which upheld the original sentence on January 21, 2021.
The country’s highest court agreed to hear the former president’s appeal against his five-year prison sentence and a USD 5 million fine, which he filed in April.
The Supreme Court has scheduled the first hearing for the appeal case for September 12 at 9:00 a.m., followed by the second hearing on September 13.
Yameen is also accused of taking MVR 117,000 in bribes during the lease of R. Fuggiri for resort development.