Saudi Arabia sentences 18 in jail for corruption

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Saudi Public Prosecution announced on Tuesday that 18 individuals have been sentenced to a total of 55 years in jail in corruption cases, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The convicts are government officials and employees and companies’ managers and staff, and the Public Prosecution presented 726 pieces of evidence against them. Besides the jail terms, they must pay fines worth more than 1.066 million U.S. dollars.

Among the sentenced, an executive manager in the government was sentenced to 16 years in jail for receiving bribes from a businessman.

The Public Prosecution vowed to continue to fight corruption in all sectors to protect national accomplishments.