Saudi Arabia's anti-corruption investigation ends

Saudi Arabia's anti-corruption investigation ends

Saudi Arabia’s 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," the government-linked Twitter account said.

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, the National reported.

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.

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