Adeeb agrees to pay MVR 2K first to pay up MVR 1m fine
The case will then have a sentencing hearing as both parties have agreed in a certain way. The date of the hearing is yet to be announced.
Fathmath Ahmed Shareef
Former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb on Thursday agreed to pay MVR 200,000 as the first instalment to pay off the balance MVR 1 million out of the MVR 2 million fine imposed over the MMPRC corruption scandal.
In 2019 and 2020, he was tried in 15 cases, including those related to the MMPRC scam and terrorism. Charges in seven of these cases were dropped by the trial court, eight were convicted and he was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
In two of the cases, he was found guilty of money laundering and a total fine of MVR 2 million was imposed; MVR 1 million owed to the state in each case
He was ordered to pay the amount to MIRA within a month
It has been two years since that deadline expired
The AG took Adeeb to the Civil Court last month to recover MVR 1 million in one of the cases
During court hearings, he requested to be allowed to pay MVR 100,000 as a commitment and settle the balance amount by way of MVR 20,000 per month
The AG's proposal to Adeeb was MVR 200,000 as commitment money and the balance amount to be paid through the route of MVR 20,000, to be completed within 36 months.
During an earlier hearing in the case, Adeeb's lawyer Ali Nadeem had said that the AG's offer was acceptable, a good "offer" and requested that he be allowed to take a decision after consulting Adeeb.
The counsel sought five days' time and a hearing was held on Wednesday to take a decision on the matter. During the hearing, Adeeb's counsel said he was ready to accept the AG's offer and pay accordingly.
The case will then have a sentencing hearing as both parties have a mutual agreement. The date of the hearing is yet to be announced.
Adeeb was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2020 and fined MVR 2 million as part of a confession agreement with the state. Under the agreement, he was released to house arrest on the grounds that his health condition was not up to the mark.