Saudi Arabian Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal arrives at the Elysee palace in Paris, France, to attend a meeting with French President, September 8 , 2016. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, detained for over two months in an anti-corruption crackdown, is negotiating a possible settlement with authorities but so far has not agreed on terms, a senior Saudi official said.A second source familiar with Prince Alwaleed's case told Reuters Saturday that the prince had offered to make a "donation" to the Saudi government, which would avoid any admission of wrongdoing, and to do so from assets of his own choosing.Since early November Prince Alwaleed has been held, with dozens of other members of Saudi Arabia's political and business elite detained in the crackdown, in Riyadh's Ritz Carlton hotel as authorities seek to reach settlements with the detainees.In November, senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah was freed after paying more than $1 billion to Saudi authorities, a Saudi official said.
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