From Professor Jonathan Turley's personal blog:
Breaking Big Scones Into Little Scones: Saudi Arabia Arrests Dozens of Princes and Officials For Corruption . . . Confines Them To The Ritz-Carlton
Breaking rocks in the hot sun...
A stretch in confinement is never fun. Whether it is a chain gang or breaking “big stones into little stones,” a time in jail can be endless. . . . unless you are a Saudi prince or official. After a surprising crackdown on corruption and the arrest of princes and senior officials, the accused were ordered to be held in home confinement at the ultra-luxury Ritz Carlton in Riyadh. The accused will be guarantee “three squares a day” on a prison menu at various top restaurants that includes “Squid ink, mixed pan-seared seafood” and “Ossobuco alla Milanese, saffron risotto, pecorino foam” at hundreds of dollars a pop. While there is no prison yard with a weight set, there is the spa with the “Royal Groom of Arabia treatment.”
That's the sound of the men, working on the chain gaaang...
Among the wretched accused in the Ritz stir, is royal billionairePrince Alwaleed bin Talal who has extensive holdings in Western companies and his Kingdom Holding Co.. He and others are accused of money laundering, bribery, and corruption. Recently Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman delighted civil libertarians with a speech that he would seek to remove extremist religious elements from the kingdom. He now appears to be keeping his word on ending corruption. These are remarkably promising signs for the Kingdom for those of us who have been long critics....MORE
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