Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, the former president of the Maldives, was charged with grand corruption, money-laundering, and theft by Maldivian police on Wednesday evening.
According to local news reports, police filed a case with the country’s Prosecutor General. The charges against Yameen include giving false statements to the police.
According to one report, the police investigation against the former president began after “state investigative authorities filed a police report regarding Yameen’s illegal financial transactions when he was president, which includes leasing islands via Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation (MMPRC).”
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