Saudi prosecution begins corruption investigations for detainees who did not settle -newspaper

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RIYADH, April 8 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor has begun investigations and opening arguments in corruption cases for suspects who did not settle with the government during their detention, an official told pan-Arab newspaper Al Sharq Al Awsat on Sunday.

Saud al-Hamad, deputy attorney general for investigations, said whoever is charged will be referred for prosecution to court for cases related to money laundering or terrorism.

(Reporting By Stephen Kalin; Editing by Susan Fenton)