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1,287 criminal cases probed at gov't agencies in Saudi

Bribery, forgery, abuse of power cases referred to court by Control and Investigation Board.

Nearly 1,300 criminal cases, including 878 involving bribery and forgery within government agencies, have been investigated in the past six months, it was reported on Tuesday.

The Control and Investigation Board (CIB) has investigated a total of 1,287 criminal cases and all have been referred to the courts, a spokesman told Saudi Gazette.

The CIB said that the cases varied from bribery, forgery, misuse of office and the abuse of power.

All the cases have been referred to the administrative court to punish those involved, said Abdul Aziz Bin Misfer Al-Gouaib, the director of media and public relations at the CIB, in comments published by the paper.

He said the CIB inspectors had carried out 28,400 inspections at a number of government agencies in different parts of the kingdom.

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