Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: A number of well-known people were sentenced to life imprisonment and fined, along with judges, for their involvement in a major corruption case. In cases involving administrative and financial corruption, the Anti-Corruption Authority issued preliminary verdicts. Former member of the Shura Council judge was sentenced to seven years imprisonment and fined 500,000riyals for corruption. Six Saudi nationals were also sentenced in the same case to two-and-a-half years imprisonment and fined 100,000 Rials.
The former ambassador was sentenced for using his position to gain personal gains and embezzling public funds. For bribery, the former prosecutor was sentenced for two years in prison. 24 citizens were sentenced to between 10,000 and 20,000 riyals each for altering their detention status to an immune status. They also received fines of between 10,000 and 20,000 rupees.
One year imprisonment has been given to a judge who also heads a local execution court. He was convicted of abusing his position for his own personal gain. He was sentenced to four-and-a-half years imprisonment and fined 110,000 riyals by the former judge at the General Court. This action was taken after a conviction for corruption and forgery that involved another judge.