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Newsline: Ex-Saudi ambassador jailed for corruption

Varying custodial sentences have recently been handed down to several defendants, including senior officials, in different graft cases in Saudi Arabia, the country’s state anti-corruption watchdog has disclosed. The Saudi Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority had investigated several cases and referred defendants to a court in Riyadh that has passed preliminary verdicts, an official source at the watchdog said. The court sentenced an ex-ambassador to six years in prison and ordered him to pay a fine of SR300,000 after convicting him of bribery and job misuse by illegally issuing Hajj (pilgrimage) and Umrah visas in return for money. (https://gulfnews.com/world/gulf/saudi/ex-saudi-ambassador-jailed-for-hajj-related-corruption-1.1642674882297) In recent years, Saudi Arabia has stepped up a crackdown on white-collar corruption, arresting dozens of state employees.

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