An investment group owned by the Saudi government has filed a lawsuit against a former intelligence officer in a Canadian court, alleging embezzlement of billions of dollars, according to The Wall Street Journal.
According to the newspaper, the “Takam” investment company, affiliated with the Saudi sovereign wealth fund, has filed a civil lawsuit in the Ontario Supreme Court against Saad Al-Jabri, who fled the kingdom and is currently residing in Canada.
Al-Jabri was Prince Muhammad bin Nayef’s top aide in the Interior Ministry, and US officials credit him with helping thwart terrorist attacks on Western targets. He was dismissed several months before King Salman dismissed Muhammad bin Nayef from the mandate of the Covenant in 2017 in favor of his son, Mohammed bin Salman, which prompted him to travel to Canada.
Last July, the newspaper quoted Saudi officials and government documents that Al-Jabri was leading a network of officials who squandered $ 11 billion of government money from a fund affiliated with the Ministry of Interior during bin Nayef’s tenure there.
Khaled al-Jabri’s son denied the “Wall Street Journal” report, and wrote in a phone message, transmitted by “Reuters”, at the time, that his father had no control over the fund, and that bin Nayef had “alone the freedom to dispose” in it, with a clear and absolute mandate from the king. Abdallah”.
Last summer, Al-Jabri filed a lawsuit with a US federal court, in which he claimed that a team of Saudi agents, known as the “Tiger Squad”, attempted to liquidate him in the Canadian city of Toronto, on the order of the Crown Prince, on October 15, 2018, which was denied by Mohammed bin Salman .
Source: American media