"Most princes arrested will certainly try to buy their way out, and we will see more of them doing just that to avoid jail time", Raihan Ismail, an associate lecturer at the Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies at the Australian National University in Canberra, told Bloomberg.
Most of those detained in a sweeping anti-corruption drive in Saudi Arabia have agreed settlements with the authorities in exchange for a pardon, the attorney general says.
The crown prince has also said claims dubbing the anti-corruption probe a cover for power consolidation are "ludicrous", pointing out that many of those targeted had already pledged their support to him.
General Attorney Sheikh Saud Al Mojeb said that the panel summoned 320 individuals to provide more information, asserting that 376 bank accounts of the detainees or related persons were frozen.
An official involved in the investigation told Reuters news agency the settlement agreed by the prince "included admitting corruption involving known cases". They have also not released any details of the charges they faced, and are not believed to have given them access to their lawyers.
The audience was attended by Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior and Minister of State, Cabinet's Member and Chief of the Royal Court Khalid bin Abdulrahman Al-Issa, the agency added.
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz stated that an embassy move to Jerusalem is a unsafe step that would negatively affect and offend Muslims around the world.
Distillate inventories also saw a build this week, rising 4.259-million barrels, against a forecast of a 548,000-barrel build. Oil slid toward $57 a barrel after industry data showed US gasoline stockpiles expanded for the first time in four weeks.
Another woman is accusing Sen. "He was between me and the door and he was coming at me to kiss me", she told Politico . The accuser is a Democrat, a former congressional aide, who spoke anonymously to the left-wing Politico .
Day: Partly cloudy in the morning then mostly cloudy in the afternoon/evening with a 30 percent chance for snow showers. Scattered snow showers are possible Tuesday night, with lows in the low to mid 20s (-5 degrees Celsius).
Security measures were introduced in the 1970s but were increased in the 1980s as the threat from Irish republican groups grew. Four have been successful, including the May attack that killed 22 following an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena.
The company reported ($0.01) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.01). Dimensional Fund Advsr Lp owns 2.77 million shares for 0% of their portfolio. 92 funds opened positions while 651 raised stakes.
Figure Skating Championships at Cobo Arena in Detroit, so that she would be unable to compete at the upcoming Winter Olympics. Margot and Tonya were face-to-face and even cheek-to-cheek at Tuesday night's " I, Tonya " event in Los Angeles.
The margin was razor-thin, with just a few hundred votes separating Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood . After losing that election, old recordings surfaced of Norwood speaking negatively about black voters.
Weinstein coughed up tens of thousands of dollars towards Hillary Clinton's various campaigns for Senate and for the presidency. The Times reports that it saw documents that show the model rejecting attempts to be paid for her story.
Bridge Constructor Portal will be released on December 20 2017 for Windows, MacOS and Linux as well as for mobile devices. And while Headup Games has not issued an official press release yet, you can find below its first in-game screenshots.
Yemeni women protest for body of slain leader Saleh
Saleh had joined forces with the Houthis in 2014 when they took control of large parts of the country, including the capital. Speaking to reporters by phone from Sanaa , he said that "at the same time, people are bracing themselves for more".
Natural disaster rattles Delhi-NCR
According to the News Agency ANI , the center of the natural disaster was in the depth of 30 kilometers. Natural disaster shocks were felt in UP-Haryana including Uttarakhand's Dehradun, Roorkee.
Hornets head coach Steve Clifford taking leave
Hornets head coach Steve Clifford will miss an undetermined amount of time to address his health, the team announced Wednesday. The Hornets play a home game Wednesday against the National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors.
New Match Announced For WWE Clash Of Champions
Adam James & Josh Carr (local competitors) by Harper pinning Adam James following the double arm-lift crucifix powerbomb. At last Rusev and Aiden English are getting the recognition they deserve.
Russia's Putin says to seek new presidential term in 2018
Putin, once re-elected, will have to choose whether to leave Dmitry Medvedev as prime minister, or to appoint someone else. The challenge for Putin though is not other candidates - nobody, including Navalny, looks capable of unseating him.
Xiaomi Redmi 5, Redmi 5 Plus Price Leaked Ahead Of Launch
Smartphone manufacturing major Xiaomi today launched the "Redmi 5A" in the city on the eve of the nationwide online sales. As a Plus model, it is tipped to sport a 5.9-inch Full HD+ (1080x2160) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio.