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Saudi Corruption Settlement Talks Should End in a Few Weeks, Official Says

  • Authorities say 159 people are still detained in the probe
  • Prosecutor says accounts of 376 individuals are frozen
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Lemand on the Impact of Saudi's Corruption Probe

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Saudi Arabia’s attorney general said talks to reach settlement agreements with suspects detained in the kingdom’s declared crackdown on graft should conclude in a few weeks.

Sheikh Saud Al Mojeb said that out of more than 300 people summoned for questioning by an anti-corruption agency, 159 are in detention. “Most detainees faced with corruption allegations by the committee agreed to a settlement,” he said in a statement on Tuesday.