Sakhalin ex-governor’s car reauctioned at half price

Sakhalin ex-governor’s car reauctioned at half price
Alexander Khoroshavin Photo: Kirill Yasko / RIA Novosti

The price for Alexander Khoroshavin’s Lexus LX 570 has been reduced by 60% from the original one - from 2.64 million ($38.662) to 1 million rubles ($14.645).

Sakhalin’s Federal Property Management Agency has put up the Lexus LX 570 for auction for the third time since the car was confiscated from the ex-governor of the region, the Agency reported in a press release. Alexander Khoroshavin had been sentenced to 13 years in prison for taking bribes.

The price was reduced by 60% from the original one - from 2.64 million ($38.662) to 1 million rubles ($14.645). The reason for the cut was lack of bids in the previous trades. The car was put up for auction on August 21; the auction will be held on September 20.

In May, the ex-governor’s Bentley Mulsanne was auctioned off for 6.7 million rubles ($98.100); his Bentley Continental was sold for 5.9 million rubles ($86.400) in April.

Alexander Khoroshavin was detained in 2015 on suspicion of accepting bribes. According to the investigation, the governor and his accomplices had received from 2.000.000 ($29.290) to 10.000.000 rubles ($146.450) from 20 people.

The ICR charged the ex-official with 20 counts of bribery. He was sentenced to 13 years in prison in February 2018. His property and money were confiscated and assigned to the state. According to the prosecutor's office, 1.800.000.000-rubles’ worth of property was seized from him overall ($26.4m). 

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