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Control and Anti-Corruption Authority Initiates a Number of Criminal Cases

Riyadh, An official source at the Control and Anti-Corruption Authority stated that the authority had initiated (127) cases during the month of Shawwal of the year 1441H, and the most prominent cases were as follows:
First Case: In cooperation with the Presidency of State Security, Capital Market Authority and the General Organization for Social Insurance, (14) people were caught in illegal acts, including the Chairman of the Board of Directors of one of the companies that the government contributes to part of its capital, and the Vice-President and CEO, and a number of its board members, and a member of the company’s audit committee, also five employees of a company owned by the Chairman of the Board of Directors, by participating in forgery, money laundering, fiddling the books of the company, and establishing companies for the purpose of circumventing the corporate system to enable its CEO to purchase more than (10%) of the shares of another company listed in the financial market with a value of (200) million riyals in order to influence the decisions of the board of directors of the two companies to achieve personal interests. They were investigated with and procedures are under way to complete referring them to the competent court.
Second Case: A businessman obtained a sum of (6,000,000) six million riyals in exchange for his mediation for a company to obtain a contract with a government entity in an illegal manner (bribery), and his case is under way to complete the regulatory procedures.
Third Case: In cooperation with Riyadh police, (8) people were arrested, including (3) expatriates working for a company affiliated with a telecom company, who sold SIM cards in an illegal manners, which may be used in criminal and trading activities, and may be used in money-laundering processes. Their referral is under way to the competent court.
Fourth Case: (8) Companies in a number of regions of the Kingdom have registered employees of their companies who are not entitled to government support (Sanid) in intention to manipulate with the regulations. Their referral is under way to the competent court.
Fifth Case: The director of traffic policed in a governorate with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel obtained a vehicle as a bribe from a property owner who leased a real state to the traffic police in the same governorate in exchange for renewing the lease contract. His referral is under way to competent court to complete the regulatory procedures.
Sixth Case: The head of one of the municipalities in Riyadh region has concluded contracts in his name personally with one of the companies, and has taken a percentage of their profits in return for services offered to them in an abuse of his position. His referral is underway to the competent court.
Seventh Case: An employee at the ninth rank in one of the universities exploits his position in changing the specializations of some university students in an irregular manner (bribery). His referral is under way to complete the regulatory procedures.
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 Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and HRH the Crown Prince 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.


Source: Saudi Press Agency