Officials penalized for corruption. Governor, judge, and colonel among convicted.

Officials penalized for corruption. Governor, judge, and colonel among convicted.
The anti-corruption authority Nazaha appreciated the efforts of government departments in fighting financial and administrative corruption

Riyadh — Several government officials and individuals have been awarded penalties, including jail terms and hefty fines. After being convicted of committing corruption crimes such as bribery, forgery, money laundering, abuse of power, and embezzlement of public funds.

A Report tweeted by the Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha).

Below are details of some prominent cases the Riyadh Criminal Court issued the verdicts on. After hearing financial and administrative corruption cases against them by Nazaha.

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The governor was condemned to three years in prison and a fine of SR25,000 for bribery and embezzlement of money. In another ruling, a judge was convicted for bribery, administrative abuse, and breach of the integrity of the position. The judge was awarded ten years imprisonment and fined SR300,000.

The court also sentenced a police officer to seven years in prison and a fine of SR60,000. 

The court awarded an 11-year jail term and a fine to the director of the Expropriation Department in one of the region’s municipalities. The charges against him included forgery, money laundering, and accepting bribery. In contrast, money laundering was sentenced to five years in prison and a fine of SR350,000.

Another Public Prosecution employee was sentenced to four and a half years in prison and a fine of SR50,000 after being convicted for bribery and money laundering.

A colonel in the General Administration of Civil Defense was awarded a 10-year jail term and fined SR600,000 for bribery and other crimes.

The anti-corruption authority Nazaha appreciated the efforts of government departments in fighting financial and administrative corruption. It also praised the initiatives to develop policies and procedures that shut all roads for corruption.

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