Saudi billionaire prince Al-Waleed bin Talal has been released from captivity. He was arrested in corruption charges during the government’s crackdown on the corruption. The government put Allegations against him included money laundering, bribery and extorting officials.
Family sources said Prince Alwaleed was released on Saturday.”He has he arrived home,” one told Reuters
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Earlier today in an interview to Reuters Talal emphasised that he is confident that he would be released soon as no corruption charges proved against him.
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was arrested among other Princes on corruption charges and was kept in captivity not in a prison but in five star luxury Ritz Carton Hotel.
Prince Alwaleed has been considered one of the most prominent personality in not only in Arab but also globally. He has billions of dollar invested in different companies including Twitter and Citibank.He had very close ties with the CEO of Citibank.
Alwaleed raised his voice against Trump during the elections after the competitor swore to boycott Muslims’ entrance into the United States.
Trump reacted by tweeting that the Saudi ruler needed to control “our lawmakers with daddy’s cash. Can’t do it after I get chose.”
After Trump’s decision triumph and he congratulated Trump on his triumph.
Ruler Alwaleed was one of the earlier supporter of women empowerment in Saudi Arabia and lifting of the restriction on ladies driving. In September, King Salman announced that the boycott is to be lifted one year from now.
In a picture released earlier Alwaleed appeared more slender than his past interview and has grown beard.
He also said in interview to reuters that, ” I told the government I’d stay as much as they want, because I want the truth to come out on all my dealings and on all things that are around me.”
Just hours after his interview to Reuters he has been released indicated that a settlement between him and the government of Kingdom has taken place Al Waleed is now clear of all corruption charges.