Anti Corruption Commission ACC says it has requested the Prosecutor General's Office to charge former Defence Minister Major General Retired Moosa Jaleel for his part in the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations MMPRC scandal.
The former Defense Minister has been accused of receiving funds from the scandal.
In a statement today, ACC said that its investigation has found that Moosa Jaleel received illegal funds from the sale and lease of resorts through MMPRC and that these transactions were sanctioned by former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb.
ACC said that the former Defence Minister has transferred these funds to his own bank accounts and has used these funds for his own purposes.
ACC said that it had asked the Prosecutor General's Office to file money laundering charges against Moosa Jaleel.
The Commission further said that it has ordered MMPRC to recover MVR 1 million from the former Defence Minister which has been declared as state assets.
The MMPRC case has been labeled as the biggest corruption case in the history of the country as investigations into the scam have shown that more than 335 people including former and current MPs, high-ranking security officials, politicians, and civilians have received bribes under the scandal.
Reports from the Police and the asset recovery commission had said that 267 people have directly benefitted from the MMPRC scandal and that these include 44 former MPs, 16 current MPs, officials from independent institutions, officials from the current as well as the former administration, judges, and security officials.