Official stashed millions, gold at home
A low-level official in Hebei province stashed 120 million yuan ($19.5 million) in cash at his house, according to the local anti-graft watchdog.
Disciplinary authorities also found 37 kilograms of gold and 68 property ownership certificates in the home, according to a statement released on Wednesday by the Hebei Provincial Commission of Discipline Inspection.
The official was investigated by the anti-graft authorities on suspicion of bribery, embezzlement and misuse of public funds, the statement said, without giving any further details of the official’s name or title.
Some village officials have taken bribes valued at several million yuan while dealing with land seizures, and some officials in the local vehicle management bureau have taken tens of millions of yuan, the statement said.