RIYADH – Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has been released from detention, family sources said on Saturday.
The billionaire prince was taken into custody in the kingdom’s sweeping crackdown on corruption some two months ago.
Family sources told Reuters that “he has he arrived home.”
Prior to his release, the prince said in an exclusive interview at the opulent Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh that he expected to be cleared of any wrongdoing and be released from custody within days.
Saudi officials are yet to confirm his release.
Prince Alwaleed had been confined at the Ritz-Carlton since early November, along with dozens of others, part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s plan to consolidate control and reform oil superpower Saudi Arabia.