President of Saudi university relieved of duties over embezzlement allegations

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz issued a royal decree on Thursday relieving the president of King Abdulaziz University of his duties over exploiting his position for his own private gain, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

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The decision was made based on the Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority’s report that Abdulrahman Obaid aI-Youbi “committed the crimes of embezzling from the funds of King Abdulaziz University, money laundering and counterfeiting.”

The Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority will resume finalizing necessary measures against aI-Youbi, SPA added.

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