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The Control and Anti-Corruption Authority initiates (105) criminal cases


An official source in the Control and Anti-Corruption Authority stated that the Authority had initiated (105) cases during the last period and the most prominent cases were as follow:

The first case: the arrest of (3) employees working in the Saudi Electricity Company for obtaining financial amounts (bribery) amounting to (535,000) five hundred and thirty-five thousand euros from one of the French companies and opening bank accounts in another country (at the request of the company) to receive these amounts in order to disguise Its source (money laundering). In addition, to one of them transferring part of the bribery amount to his bank account in another country with the aim of transferring it to his own bank account inside the Kingdom, as well as the French company handing them in cash amounts of approximately (30,000) thirty thousand euros in travel, residence and subsistence expenses during their visit to the company's headquarters in France and meeting with the executives without the knowledge of the Saudi Electricity Company, and that was in exchange for accepting the products of the french company and increasing the purchase requests for these products, taking advantage of their job positions. also one of them obtained financial amounts (bribery) amounting to (800,000) eight hundred thousand riyals from suppliers inside the Kingdom through transferring these amounts to bank accounts belonging to one of his relatives before transferring them to his own bank account (money laundering) in exchange for awarding supply contracts for them from the Saudi Electricity Company.

The second case: The arrest of a faculty member at a university for having requested financial sums amounting to (80,000) eighty thousand riyals (bribery) from a number of operating companies at the university, as well as requesting (20%) from one of the university contracts with the operating companies using his position influence.

The third case: In cooperation with the Ministry of Housing, three brothers were arrested, one of whom works in one of the military sectors, and the others are working as (real estate valuers) in one of the accredited valuation companies approved by the Ministry of Housing, using them to their advantage and communicating with the property owners and agreeing with them to raise their value above the market value by approximately (1,000,000) One million riyals, provided that the excess amount goes to them.

The fourth case: The arrest of a doctor at the Ministry of Health in one of the regions of the Kingdom for having, during his assignment in supervising health quarantines for cases infected with Coronavirus and violating the preventive regulations of that pandemic, by introducing an uninfected case to the quarantine place to be with her infected family and then letting the same family go to their home before recovering from the virus exploiting his position influence.

The fifth case: the arrest an employee of the Ministry of Education for pretending to be able employ and requesting sums of money (bribery) for each job application.

The sixth case: the arrest of an officer with the rank of brigadier general in one of the police regions in the Kingdom for exploiting his position influence and using the work vehicle to facilitate the passage of another private vehicle through security points in an irregular manner during the curfew period (lockdown).

The seventh case: In cooperation with the Ministry of Interior (Public Security), one of the individuals working in the police department in one of the regions was arrested for requesting sums of money (bribery) from expatriates in exchange for canceling violations of the curfew, taking advantage of the nature of his work.

The eighth case: In cooperation with the General Authority of Customs, five customs officials in one of the land ports were arrested for forgery and bribery, where they exploited their positions influence, manipulating orders and instructions by writing their names with records of smuggling operations they were not involved in to obtain financial rewards amounting to (264.000) two hundred and sixty four thousand riyals .

The ninth case: In cooperation with the Public Prosecution,  a Public Prosecution employee in one of the regions was arrested red handed receiving (30,000) thirty thousand riyals out of the amount he requested (110,000) one hundred and ten thousand riyals (bribery) in exchange for the delivery of a citizen's original papers of his case and clear the archived copies from the Public Prosecution archives data base.

The tenth case: A businessman who owns a hospital in one of the governorates defrauded the system by violating orders and instructions aimed at providing support to workers in the private sectors affected by the Corona virus pandemic and alleviating the impact of the financial crisis (Saned) and obtained an amount of (1,500,000) one million and five hundred thousand riyals.

The eleventh case: In cooperation with the Ministry of Interior (Public Security), the head of the criminal investigation unit in one of the police stations (with the rank of a lieutenant colonel) was arrested for his exploitation of his position by releasing (4) expatriates and stopped searching for them and not returning them to the competent authority, in exchange for obtaining smart phones (as a bribe).

The twelfth case: (2) employees of the Electricity Company in one of the regions and project engineers manipulated the specifications of some projects, which resulted in an increase in one of the projects of (400,000) four hundred thousand riyals (breaching their job duties and obtaining bribery).

The thirteenth case: the arrest of an employee of the Ministry of Media working in one of its offices at a land port for using his position in listing the name of one of his acquaintances within the employees of the office in an irregular manner to enable him to obtain an exemption card from the entry and exit fees.

The fourteenth case: The arrest of  (2) employees of a municipality of one of the regions for having issued a certificate for the illegal removal of waste for one of the infringing buildings on a government facility in that area with the aim of releasing the building's electrical current.

The Authority affirms on the continuation to pursue anyone who exploits the public office to achieve personal gain or harm the public interest in any way possible, and that it is continuing to hold the negligent parties accountable and apply what the law rules against them.
The Authority also appreciates the efforts of government entities in fighting financial and administrative corruption and the development of policies and procedures that promotes speedy achievements and that shuts any inlets for corruption, and the Authority commends the cooperation of everyone in reporting through its available channels to receive reports, including the toll free number (980) for any practices involving financial or administrative corruption that would undermine the efforts of the government to support and promote the path of comprehensive development. The Authority also extends its thanks and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and HRH the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz - may Allah protect them - for the unlimited support to the Authority in order to exercise its jurisdiction and perform its tasks in fighting financial and administrative corruption in all its forms and manifestations.