RIYADH — The Ministry of Commerce and Investment has named and shamed a Saudi citizen and an expatriate of Pakistani nationality after a criminal court convicted them of commercial fraud, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The Criminal Court in Jeddah found that the Saudi had helped the expatriate to run on his own a store for selling computer supplies and other stationery items in Jeddah.

The court discovered that the store was registered in the Saudi's name but it was actually owned by the Pakistani under a tasattur agreement, which is an illegal arrangement where Saudi nationals allow expatriates to own and operate businesses in return for a fixed payment every month.