Saudi princes “dispossessed” at $ 100 billion
The authorities of Saudi Arabia intend to obtain from the arrested princes 100 billion dollars in settlement of corruption charges. It is reported Bloomberg.
Negotiations with the princes, which are contained in the five-star Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh, should be completed at the end of January, the Agency said. The terms of the government took 90 people, they have already released and five others are considering the offer, and a 95 — refuse to pay and risk of being sued.
Reuters January 14 reported that the detainee Prince al-Waleed bin Talal, one of the richest men of the Kingdom, offered a “donation” to the authorities. But the Prosecutor General is not satisfied with the amount of the contribution.
In November 2017, the national anti-corruption Committee of Saudi Arabia, headed by Prince Mohammad bin Salman al Saud, was taken into custody about 200 people — princes, high officials and businessmen. They were charged with money laundering, abuse of power, bribery and embezzlement. Then the newspaper The Wall Street Journal reported that the government intends to confiscate the arrested 800 billion dollars.
According to the authorities of the Kingdom, alleged corrupt officials stole more than $ 100 billion. “The potential scale of corruption that we found are very high,” — said the Prosecutor General of the Kingdom of Saud al-Muadib.