Saudi: 5 Officials Accused Of Corruption Sentenced To Jail

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Five officials accused of financial and administrative corruption have been given a 32-year collective prison sentence and were fined a total of SR9 million.

The prosecution found 300 items of evidence against the defendants and funds in their personal bank accounts were seized.

One of the officials was accused of receiving bribes, committing forgery, and exploiting his position to achieve personal favors. He was given a 12-year jail sentence and fined more than SR1 million.

Another official was accused of connivance in forging a document (reached amicably through traditional means), receiving and possessing the proceeds from a bribe, and engaging in commercial activities despite being a government employee.

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Charges against the defendants included wasting public funds, unjust enrichment, and selling government property.

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