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Maldives ex-vice president sentenced to 20 years for corruption

Charges linked to leasing tropical islands for hotel development

Tourists enjoy the beach at a resort island at Maldives' Male Atoll.   © Reuters

MALE, Maldives (Reuters) -- A court on Monday sentenced the former vice president of the Maldives, Ahmed Adeeb, to 20 years in jail and fined him $129,892 after he pleaded guilty to corruption charges.

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