Another Bentley of jailed Sakhalin governor auctioned off for $106.500
Alexander Khoroshavin’s Bentley Mulsanne was put up for auction at a 60% discount on May 7.
Russian Federal Property Management Agency has sold the Bentley Mulsanne seized from the ex-governor of the Sakhalin region, Alexander Khoroshavin convicted for bribery, the agency reported in a press release. His Bentley Continental was sold, too, in April.
The Bentley Mulsanne had been put up for auction before, in 2012, at a price of 6.5 million rubles ($103.300), but the auction winner did not give the money after all. The elite car was listed on the electronic trading platform Sberbank-AST with a 60% discount on May 7, and the new price was 2.6 million rubles ($41.300). Eventually, the lot was sold at 6.7 million rubles ($106.500).
The Federal Property Management Agency said that the purchase and sale contract should be concluded before May 30, 2018. The payment has to be made within 10 working days from the transaction date. All the proceeds from the sale will become part of the federal budget.
Before being finally sold in April, the Bentley Continental had also been put up for auction twice. The first buyer refused to pay the remaining sum after having paid a deposit of 259.800 rubles. Eventually, the car was sold at 5.9 million rubles, while the initial price had been 4.4 million rubles.
The Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk City Court sentenced Alexander Khoroshavin to 13 years in a strict-regime prison in February 2018. The former governor was found guilty of taking substantial bribes and money laundering being a member of a criminal community. Khoroshavin was stripped of his state awards and fined 500 million rubles ($8.000.000). The property of the ex-governor's family worth 1.1 billion rubles ($17.500.000) was seized.
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