The new recruits included a former vice president, home minister and lawmakers.
Secret witnesses were "being influenced," the prosecutor told the court.
Shifau is accused of abuse of authority to unduly benefit a third party.
The evidence was deemed insufficient to prove criminal intent.
Aasandha also gave US$12,300 to the former first lady's charity.
It was made mandatory for taxis to start using a mobile app.
The majority leader floated the idea of naturalising long-term residents.
It was the first case wrapped up by the inquiry commission.
Money was wired through Western Union to an Islamic State-linked group.
No suspects charged with joining militant groups have been convicted to date.
A regional centre generated electricity from burning waste.
Monday's hearing was cancelled after a defence lawyer called in sick.
The development plan involves dividing the country into 19 regions.
Trial date has yet to be announced but his lawyer thinks it will be soon.
Ex-president and his former adviser Azima Shakoor will be tried separately on Thursday.
The 10-member Judicial Service Commission will now consider the committee's recommendation.
Solih said the Maldives is working to bring Maldivian women and children back for rehabilitation.