riyad - The Saudi prince Miteb bin Abdullah was released after he reached an 'acceptable settlement' with the authorities to pay an amount of more than one billion dollars.
Prince Miteb was one of the princes and cabinetmen who began November were arrested on suspicion of corruption. According to a government official Miteb would have known that. Three other suspects in the corruption case also reached a settlement with the authorities.
Prince Miteb was head of the National Guard but had to clear the field. He is a son of the late King Abdullah and was an intended successor to the throne. The new anti-corruption committee is chaired by crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.