Of­fi­cial stashed mil­lions, gold at home

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

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.

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