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The Control and Anti-Corruption Authority initiates (218) criminal case

8/10/2020

An official source in the Control and Anti-Corruption Authority stated that the authority has initiated (218) criminal cases during the previousperiod, and the most prominent cases are as follows:

 

The first case: the arrest of a businessman in the Eastern Province and (10) citizens, including a current member of the Shura Council, a former judge, a current notary, a former bank employee, as well as a former district police chief, a former customs director for an airport, and a number of retired officers (who were not arrested due to their health conditions)for the involvement of a businessman bribing them during their work period amounting to more than (20,000,000) twenty million riyals, as well as his involvement in money laundering and fraud cases represented by raising the value of his real estate in the Kingdom to more than one billion riyals in order to inflate his wealth by conducting fake sales operations for them with huge cash sums using the member of the Shura Council referred to previously (before joining the Shura Council), and a number of his company employees and obtaining facilities and loans from banks inside and outside the Kingdom in an irregular manner in the names of his companies and entities belonging to his employees with huge sums of money.

 

The second case: the arrest of a director of a port and a number of employees, including the director of public relations and the director of the projects department, and two in the maintenance department, for violating their job duties and exploiting their influence to achieve personal interests, illicit financial gain, and money laundering by obtaining projects in the port using commercial entities whose owners have been suspended.

 

The third case: In cooperation with the Ministry of the Interior, acommander of one of the security sectors with the rank of a major general, four officers from his subordinates and the financial representative of the Ministry of Finance were arrested, because the aforementioned major general forged in one of the records of the supply of vehicles for the Hajj mission in 2020 by signing in place of two members of the committee formed without their knowledge resulted in amending the supply order from (17) vehicles to (7) luxury vehicles (Mercedes "Maybach") that were used by the first. As well as dispensing (1,700,000) one million seven hundred thousand liters of gasoline to a company in an irregular manner.

 

The fourth case: the arrest of a former governor in one of the regions for obtaining a luxury vehicle from a businessman in exchange for facilitating his procedures with government departments in the governorate, as well as financial movement in his bank accounts, which he was unable to justify its source and did not correspond to his income as a government employee.

 

The fifth case: In cooperation with the Ministry of National Guard, three of its employees were arrested for exploiting their misusing their influence by misappropriating medicines, including narcotic medicines, from warehouses belonging to the Ministry, which their value estimated at (864,250.70) eight hundred and sixty-four thousand two hundred fifty riyals and seventy halalas.

 

The Sixth case: The arrest of two non-commissioned officers at an airport, one of which is an employee of the Saudi Royal Air Force and the other is at the General Directorate of Passports, for violating their job duties resulting in the departure of an Asian resident outside the Kingdom in an irregular manner.

 

The seventh case: the arrest of an employee at the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture for obtaining an amount of (20,000) twenty thousand riyals as a down payment (bribe) for a total amount of (50,000) fifty thousand riyals from a company in exchange for facilitating the procedures for renting a building to the ministry from the company at an amount of (11,000,000) eleven million riyals.

 

The eighth case: the arrest a non-commissioned officer in one the traffic police departments for obtaining an amount of (40,000) forty thousand riyals (bribe) by a resident through two citizens in exchange for forging traffic accident report that occurred on a luxury vehicle with the aim of obtaining a compensation sums from one of the companies implementing a project affiliated to the Ministry of Transport.

 

The ninth case: the arrest of a student officer in one of the military collegeand resident who works in a private university inside the Kingdom for the payment of (35,000) thirty-five thousand riyals to obtain a university degree and to forge an academic record that enabled him to enroll in the military college.

 

The tenth case: The arrest of a municipality employee in one of the regions for exploiting his job power to achieve personal interests by overlooking the violations of a hotel in exchange for benefiting from the hotel's services and staying there for free.

 

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.