Saudi official: Prince tired release for more than one billion dollars[/rtl]
[rtl]Editorial Date: 2017/11/29 8:47 • 319 times read[/rtl]
(Reuters) - Prince Meteb bin Abdullah has been freed after reaching an "acceptable settlement agreement" with the authorities to pay more than one billion dollars, a Saudi official said on Wednesday.
Prince Meteb, who once took over the presidency of the National Guard, was among dozens of members of the ruling family, ministers and current and former officials who were detained as part of a crackdown on corruption aimed in part at consolidating the authority of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The official in charge of the anti-corruption campaign said Prince Meteb was released on Tuesday after reaching an "acceptable settlement agreement."
"The amount of the settlement has not been disclosed, but it is believed to be worth over one billion US dollars."
"It is known that the settlement included recognition of corruption, which includes known cases."
Three other people accused of corruption also ended compromise deals with the authorities, the official told Reuters.
The Attorney-General also decided to release a number of individuals and to prosecute at least five individuals, the official said, without giving details of their personalities.
According to informed sources, the Saudi authorities conclude agreements with some detainees and ask them to hand over assets and money for their freedom