Saudi Arabia According to the news of the official agency SPA, an official from the Supervision and Anti-Corruption Authority made a statement regarding the judicial process of a series of criminal cases initiated recently.
Corruption and administrative corruption cases department of Riyadh Criminal Court fraud It was noted that the defendants, including the governor and the judge, were sentenced to prison and fine on the charges.
While no information was given about the identity of those sentenced to prison, it was reported that one of the prominent suspects was sentenced to 10 years in prison and a fine of 300 thousand riyals for taking bribes.
Bribe and a governor who was tried on charges of fraud, was sentenced to 3 years in prison and a fine of 25,000 riyals.
In the news, it was stated that in the other 6 cases on charges of fraud, bribery, money laundering and abuse of influence, 16 defendants, mostly state officials, were sentenced to 1.5 to 11 years in prison.
Saudi Arabian Inspection and Anti-Corruption Institution announced on 9 August that investigations were launched within the scope of 878 criminal and disciplinary cases such as corruption, bribery and abuse of public office between 11 July and 9 August; announced the detention of 207 people, including officials from the interior, foreign, justice, health, education and trade ministries.
In March 2018, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia approved the creation of special departments to investigate corruption cases and examine allegations.
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