Saudi Attorney General: Corruption settlements exceed $106 billion


ٍٍSPA (Riyadh)

Sheikh Saud Al Mojeb, the Attorney General of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as a member of the Supreme Anti-Corruption Committee formed by Royal Order No. A/38 on November 4, 2017, issued the following statement on Tuesday:

1. The total number of subpoenaed individuals reached 381, a significant number of whom were called to testify or provide evidence.

2. The review of the case files relating to those who were accused of corruption has been completed. Negotiation and settlement with those individuals who were charged with corruption has been concluded; and cases have been transferred to the Public Prosecution Office to complete the relevant procedures. As a result, the Public Prosecution Office has decided the following:

Release all individuals where the allegations against them did not have sufficient evidence to support those allegations.

Release all individuals that the government agreed to settle with, after they have admitted to the corruption allegations against them.

Keep in custody those individuals (56 in total), where the Attorney General has refused to settle with them due to other pending criminal cases, in order to continue the investigations process, and in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations.

The Attorney General has indicated that the estimated value of settlements currently stands at more than SAR 400 billion represented in various types of assets, including real estate, commercial entities, securities, cash and other assets.