- Billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was held for corruption in the utmost comfort
- Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman clamped down on anti-corruption in his kingdom
- A reuters.com reporter visited the prince for an interview and found him in good spirits
When most of us think of jail or prison, we think of an extremely dirty which is unhygienic and inhabitable but not in Saudi Arabia; especially if you're billionaire and a prince. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was detained in November last year for allegations related to corruption.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman led an anti-corruption campaign where almost 400 members of the kingdom’s political and business elite were held.
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Prince Alwaleed was found at Ritz Carlton in Riyadh according to reutors.com, where he was all smiles and in positive spirits. Prince Alwaleed told reuters.com that he was very comfortable at the Ritz and had been treated well.
Prince Alwaleed was very confident during his interview and vowed that he was not guilty. He stated that this was a clean operation and that everything would be fine.
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He was later freed from his detention that same day.
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