No Detainees in Saudi Corruption Probe Left at Ritz Carlton – Reports

No Detainees in Saudi Corruption Probe Left at Ritz Carlton – Reports
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Sputnik/ Middle East09:20 30.01.2018(updated 09:35 30.01.2018) Get short URL
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A number of former and incumbent Saudi officials, as well as princes, were detained by Saudi authorities amid the anti-corruption operation in the country, including 11 princes from the ruling family and four ministers from the current government. During the investigation, 320 people were questioned and over 2,000 bank accounts were frozen.

According to Reuters citing a Saudi official, there are no longer any detainees in the corruption probe left at the Ritz Carlton Hotel.

The development comes just days after media reported that Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal had been released from his detention in Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton hotel, converted into a luxurious prison to hold royalty and the country’s officials.

In early November, the Saudi king issued a decree establishing a new anti-corruption committee in the country chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Few days later, a number of former and incumbent Saudi officials, as well as princes, were detained by the authorities amid the anti-corruption campaign, including 11 princes from the ruling family and four ministers from the current government. During the investigation, 320 people were questioned and over 2,000 bank accounts were frozen.

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