Inquiry has thrown spotlight on the kingdom
Saudi Arabia's anti-corruption investigation to end 'in days'
Saudi Arabia’s sweeping anti-corruption investigation is set to end with 95 suspects likely to be referred to the public prosecutor.
“Only a couple of days [until] cases of corruption-related settlements are closed in preparation for referring the remaining defendants to the public prosecution,” announced the government-linked Twitter account Infographic_ksa on Tuesday.
Money laundering, bribery and extortion of officials were among the allegations made against dozens of Saudi government figures and businessmen detained late last year in a huge crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
According to the official account, most suspects agreed to financial settlements, while the charges of 90 others were dropped. Ninety-five people remained in detention.