Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud

Sonoran Policy Group has inked a $2M six-month pact to advocate for the release of Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud with US, UK, France and European Union officials.

Robert Stryk, founder/executive chairman of SPG, has close ties with the Trump administration.

Paris-based Pakistani businessman Hashim Mughal, a former associate of Prince Salman, hired SPG for the effort. It began work on May 15.

Saudi Arabia authorities arrested Prince Salman, whom the New York Times profiled as a "billionaire philanthropist with influential connections" throughout the world, in Jan. 2018.

He spent a year in a maximum-security facility before being transferred to home detention in a Riyadh villa with his father, who also is under arrest.

The Times reported that Saudi Arabia's defacto ruler 34-year-old Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have ordered the arrest of Prince Salman due to a fit of jealousy.