Saudi Arabia reveals details of a bribery and money laundering case for a judge and colonel


Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The Saudi Arabian Monitoring and Anti-Corruption Commission revealed, on Saturday, details of a bribery and money laundering case involving a judge alongside his brother, who is a colonel.

This came on the authority of an official source of the Oversight and Anti-Corruption Commission, who published on its official page, where he said that “the commission has started the procedures for investigating a judge in the General Court in one of the regions of the Kingdom after receiving a notification that the judge has received financial sums (bribery) in cases pending before him and engaging in trade, The results of the investigations showed the validity of the communication against him .. In addition to the involvement of the mediator appointed by the judge to receive the amounts of bribery in cooperation with the brother of the judge (officer with the rank of colonel), businessmen and a lawyer, with bribery, money laundering, participation in the seizure of public money, and the exploitation of career influence , And abuse Administrative. ”

He continued, saying: “The judge was arrested after completing the procedures for arrest and detention by the Supreme Council of the Judiciary, according to Article (68) of the judicial system. All those arrested have acknowledged the charges against them and work is underway to refer them to the judiciary after completing all the procedures against them. The Commission stresses that What the judge did is individual behavior that does not represent the integrity, competence, and justice of the judges in the Kingdom, and the commission appreciates the role of the Supreme Council of the Judiciary and the Ministry of Justice in permanent coordination in a manner that protects the independence of the judiciary and not affecting the judges in their actions.

In a separate context, the Control and Anti-Corruption Commission stopped “a group of people, citizens and residents, who violated the curfew and offered financial sums as a bribe to the security men in exchange for their release, not to liberate a violation against them, and some of them assaulted the security men after refusing to accept the bribe from them and causing Damages to official government vehicles, where they were investigated and referred to the general prison, and work is underway to refer them to the criminal court to inflict the most severe penalties against them in exchange for violating orders, instructions and disregard for the efforts made by the official authorities to combat this refugee And of insulting the security men who laughed themselves to serve this country and its people. It also calls upon the Commission that it continues to implement its mandate in accordance with the principle of the rule system, and the application of regulations against both affect public money illegally or without prejudice to the functional duties prescribed system. ”


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