Malé, Maldives – The Attorney General’s (AG) Office, on Tuesday, filed a request at the Civil Court of Maldives to order former President Yameen Abdul Gayyoom to pay a lump sum of USD 5 million as per the Criminal Court verdict.
On 28 November 2019, the Criminal Court of Maldives sentenced former President Yameen to a 5 year jail sentence and ordered Yameen to pay USD 5 million to the Maldives Inland Revenue Authority (MIRA) within 6 months of the verdict.
The AG Office informs that a notice was sent to the former President on 26 June 2021 under the Tax Administration Act (Law no. 3/2010) Article 50 (g)(i) to make the full payment within 20 days. However, while Yameen received the notice, the payment was not made.
Whereby, the state has now appealed to the Civil Court of Maldives to execute the Criminal Court verdict and obtain the money through the Tax Administration Act (Law no. 3/2010) Article 50.
While the state has filed this case to the Civil Court, the Supreme Court of Maldives has scheduled a date for the case on appealing the verdict of the Criminal Court, with the first hearing for this case has been scheduled to be held on September 12 at 09:00, followed by the second hearing on September 13.