Saudi law chief: 200 probed in £76bn corruption scandal
SAUDI Arabia’s anti-corruption probe has revealed £76billion was embezzled, the country’s top lawyer said.
Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-mojeb said 200 people, believed to include senior princes, ministers and influential businessmen, were being investigated.
He added: “The evidence for this wrongdoing is very strong.”
“Based on our investigations over three years, we estimate at least $100billion has been misused through systematic corruption and embezzlement over several decades.”
Sheikh al-mojeb said bank accounts of “persons of interest” had been suspended on Tuesday.
But he would not name those under investigation. He said that was “to ensure the individuals continue to enjoy the full legal rights afforded to them under Saudi law”.