RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Control and Anti-Corruption Authority announced on Saturday that it had investigated a judge at a public court in the Kingdom after it received information that the judge had been accepting bribes.
Results of investigations showed that the accusations were correct and he was arrested.
In addition to this, the probe showed that a third party engaged by the judge to receive the bribes, the judge’s brother who is an officer and has the rank of a colonel, several businessmen and a lawyer were all involved in the crimes of bribery, money laundering, seizing public money, exploitation of positions to influence and administrative misuse.
The judge was arrested and the other defendants have all admitted to the charges against them and will be referred to the judiciary in due course.
The authority added that the judge’s actions do not reflect the integrity and competence with which judges in the Kingdom carry out their duties.
The authority also said that a group of coronavirus curfew violators who tried to bribe police officers to let them off were also arrested.
They attacked police cars after their offers were refused and were investigated and held in custody. Their cases will be referred to the criminal court.