Russian Police Chief Who Owned A Pure Gold Toilet At Home, Got Fired For Corruption
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It was a huge case involving 36 personnel with 45-year-old police colonel Alexey Safonov as the ringleader. The statement reads that Safonov and six of his subordinates received bribes which summed up to 19 million rubles or $255,000 for years.
The cherry on top was finding the proof of his dirty money in the shape of a gold toilet in his residence in southern Russia’s Stavropol region.
Today’s Russian papers display the gold toilet of a Russian police chief arrested on corruption charges. Describing his garish residence, one paper says: “It’s sad that in 30 years we’ve learned how to steal, but not how to spend the money.” #ReadingRussia @BBCNews @BBCWorld pic.twitter.com/jeRObjNzFD— Steve Rosenberg (@BBCSteveR) July 21, 2021
Pro-Kremlin United Russia party lawmaker Alexander Khinshtein later shared pictures of the corruptor’s home interior, dubbing a ‘real mafia’ at work.