Allies rally to support MBN amid rumours of pending corruption charges

Issue 1107 - 17 Jul 2020

Speculation persists that Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef (MBN) is being set up to face corruption charges, as his successor as crown prince, Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS), consolidates his personal power – by cracking down on potential rivals – and economic influence, via instruments including the now pervasive Public Investment Fund (PIF).The potential corruption charges are based on allegations that MBN skimmed operational funds while serving in the Ministry of Interior (MoI) from 2012 to 2017.

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