Sakhalin former Governor wealth to be reversed in favor of state
Khoroshavin owns 4 apartments, 6 cars and a collection of luxury watches in 195 copies.
Former Governor of the Sakhalin region Alexander Khoroshavin is sentenced to 13 years of strict regime for 8 proven episodes of bribery on an especially large scale. It was not a surprise that during the searches the employees of the Investigative Committee found a lot of luxury goods.
The official is keen on luxury watches. In his collection there were found 195 copies of watches worth 602 million rubles ($10.4m). It was found out that shortly before the detention the ex-Governor ordered another wristwatch worth 36 million rubles ($624.200).
In addition to watches, the official owns expensive real estate and cars. Khoroshavin owns four multi-room apartments worth 240 million rubles ($4.1m), six garages and six cars, among which there are a Mercedes-Benz at a cost of 11 million rubles ($190.700), two Bentley worth 23.3 million rubles ($404.000) and two Lexus.
All the property of the former Governor will be reversed in favor of state; the total value of the seized property is estimated at almost a billion rubles ($17.3m). Official representative of the Investigative Committee of Russia Svetlana Petrenko adds that much of Khoroshavin's property has not been declared.
Recall, on the eve the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk City Court found Khoroshavin guilty of taking bribes on an especially large scale. He is sentenced to 13 years’ imprisonment and 500 million rubles ($8.6m) in fine. He is deprived of all state awards and the right to hold state posts for 5 years. In addition, other senior officials of the Sakhalin region, who acted along with Khoroshavin as part of the organized crime group, got large terms and fines.
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