Attorney General: Total number of subpoenaed individuals reached 381

Tuesday 1439/5/13 - 2018/01/30
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Riyadh, Jumada I 13, 1439, January 30, 2018, SPA -- The Attorney General, as a member of the Supreme Anti-Corruption Committee formed by Royal Order No. A/38 on November 4, 2017, has issued the following statement:
1. The total number of subpoenaed individuals reached (381) individuals, a significant number of which were called to testify or provide evidence.
2. The review of the cases files relating to those who were accused of corruption has been completed. Negotiation and settlement with those individuals who were charged with corruption were concluded; and cases were transferred to the Public Prosecution Office to complete the relevant procedures. As a result, the Public Prosecution Office decided the following:
i.Release all individuals where allegations against them did not have sufficient evidence based on the available evidence.
ii.Release all individuals that the government accepted to settle with them, after they have admitted to the corruption allegations against them.
iii.Keep in custody (56), 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.
--SPA
15:06 LOCAL TIME 12:06 GMT