The Control and Anti-Corruption Authority recently initiated (889) criminal and disciplinary cases, which consisted of benefiting, exploiting the influence of the public office and taking bribes for breaching job duties.
A number of municipal employees, officers from the Ministry of Defense, a branch manager at the Ministry of Justice, a marine inspector, two non-commissioned officers, two traffic officers, a customs officer, and others, citizens and residents, were involved in the cases.
The following are the most prominent issues addressed:
The first issue:
In addition to what was announced about the existence of suspicion of corruption, utility and exploitation of the influence of the public office of a number of employees of governorate municipalities of the Riyadh region, 13 government employees in the same agency, 4 businessmen and 5 residents working for companies contracting with the municipality were arrested, and by searching their homes, cash amounts of 193.6 million were found. Real, it was hidden in several places, most notably the false ceilings, a ground water tank, a service room in a mosque, and an underground safe in one of the rooms in the house of one of the accused, with a depth of two meters.
With an inventory of the real estate owned by the arrested parties to the case, which were purchased with illegitimate sums amounting to 141.9 million riyals, the total savings in their bank accounts amounted to 149.4 million riyals, and it emerged through the investigations that an accused had exploited the power of the public office to unlawfully disbursed an amount of 110 million riyals. Through a credit platform for commercial entities in order to obtain these amounts, which have been seized in the accounts of those entities.
In addition, prepaid cards were found from a food store worth 2.5 million riyals, prepaid fuel cards worth 149.2 thousand riyals, and foreign currencies worth 4.1 million riyals, bringing the total of seized cash, real estate, bank balances, foreign currency values and prepaid cards 601.8 One million riyals.
The second issue:
The arrest of two Arab residents of the flagrante delict while receiving an amount of one million riyals in cash, and a check for 3 million riyals out of 7 million riyals that were agreed upon with the owner of an institution in exchange for awarding a transfer project and another project belonging to one of the ministries in the subcontinent amounting to 680 million riyals, in addition to For financial commissions for engineers and consultants in the project exceeding 50 million riyals, which were agreed upon to be paid later.
The third issue:
The arrest of a retired non-commissioned officer who previously worked as a warehouse official for a security sector for having embezzled during his work an amount of 1.8 million riyals that was seized in a criminal case.
The fourth issue:
In cooperation with the General Customs Authority, 3 residents of Arab nationality were arrested with the flagrante delicto while they were handing over an amount of 850,000 riyals out of one million riyals to a customs employee in exchange for the entry of a shipment of prohibited materials through one of the border crossings.
The Fifth Issue:
In cooperation with the Ministry of Defense, 3 officers and a non-commissioned officer in the Ministry of Defense were arrested, and 5 persons working for a company contracting with the Ministry to implement some projects in a military base in one of the regions, because they included official documents and incorrect facts to prove the completion of a project, which resulted in the full payment of the company’s dues and obtaining The officer in charge of the project paid 240,000 riyals in cash to buy his own car.
The Sixth Issue:
A former branch manager in the Ministry of Justice in one of the regions and the director of the Expropriation Department in the district’s secretariat was suspended for the first to pay an amount of 500,000 riyals to the second in exchange for terminating a financial compensation transaction for the first of 17.3 million riyals in an irregular manner.
The seventh issue:
Suspending an employee in the Ministry of Transport (a marine inspector) for colluding with the owner of an establishment by approving the institution’s activity with the ministry in exchange for obtaining (50%) of the institution’s profits, which amounted to 300 thousand riyals.
Suspension of a former employee in the municipality of Al Hajar in the Eastern Province for awarding a number of projects to his private companies and a number of companies that have a relationship with their owners, and as a result of these violations, he obtained contracts amounting to 13.9 million riyals.
The Ninth Issue:
Arresting non-commissioned officers and two employees working in the traffic of one of the regions to exploit the influence of the public office and bribery by extracting forged international driving licenses for a number of female citizens and helping them replace them from the Traffic Department with Saudi licenses amounting to (223) licenses for a fee ranging between (1500 riyals to 3000 riyals) each license.
The tenth issue:
The arrest of an employee in the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development in one of the regions with the flagrante delicto while requesting a sum of money in exchange for transferring the sponsorship of a migrant worker through illegal means.
The eleventh issue:
An employee of Asian nationality working in the Health Affairs Department in a ministry was arrested for selling some medical equipment to a company for an amount of 57.5 thousand riyals.
Suspending an employee in the municipality of one of the regions for requesting an amount of 50,000 riyals from Mwatana in exchange for submitting official documents.
The Thirteenth Issue:
In cooperation with the General Customs Authority, a citizen and two expatriates were arrested with the indictment of having paid 100,000 riyals to a customs inspector to facilitate the entry of a shipment of fabrics with prohibited materials inside.
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