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$100-billion Saudi graft probe has seen 208 people being questioned so far

Of the 208 people called in for questioning so far, seven have been released without charge, Sheikh Saud said, without naming them.

Reuters  |  Abu Dhabi/Dubai 

Saudi authorities have questioned 208 people in an anti-corruption investigation and estimate at least $100 billion has been stolen through graft, a top official said on Thursday as the inquiry expanded beyond the kingdom's borders. "Based on our investigations over the past three years, we estimate that at least $100 billion has been misused through systematic corruption and embezzlement over several decades," Attorney-General Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb said in a statement. Of the 208 people called in for questioning so far, seven have been released without charge, ...

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First Published: Fri, November 10 2017. 08:29 IST
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