Azima Shakoor

Azima Shakoor charged with aiding Yameen with money-laundering

  • Yameen has been charged with money-laundering and giving false information to state authorities

Humaam Ali
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K. Male' 2019 Feb 17 | Sun 17:26 2,981 local

Azima Shakoor - Mohamed Sharuhaan

Former legal director minister Azima Shakoor has been charged with aiding former President Abdulla Yameen with money-laundering and giving false information to state authorities.

The Prosecutor General’s office on Sunday announced that it has forwarded the case to the Criminal Court.

President Abdulla Yameen was charged with money-laundering and giving false information to state authorities last week.

Yameen has been charged over his illegal financial transactions when he was president, which includes leasing islands via Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation (MMPRC).

The police stated that the money owed to the state from these transactions were allegedly transferred to Yameen’s account at the Maldives Islamic Bank, which were then laundered. Yameen had also given false information to the authorities during the investigation, the police added.

The police, in its investigation has found that SoF, the company involved in the MMPRC embezzlement, transferred one million US dollars to Yameen’s bank account and that when he was ordered to return the money to the state, he instead transferred the money to his other bank accounts and used it for personal benefit.

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