Had to be in Russia, didn’t it?September 12, 2016 Tim WorstallYour Tax Money At Work16 CommentsHead of Russia’s anti-corruption agency is found with $122m in CASH in his house Sigh. previousWell, yes, obviouslynextAnyone asked Frank for a comment yet? 16 thoughts on “Had to be in Russia, didn’t it?” Mr Ecks September 12, 2016 at 8:33 am Who trusts Banks these days? TheJollyGreenMan September 12, 2016 at 8:36 am The Daily Mail fucked-up again. They posted the picture of the leader of one of the Russian orientated provinces in the Donbass region of the Ukraine. It is fairly long way from there to Moscow. bloke in spain September 12, 2016 at 9:03 am Grossly unfair & I’m surprised at Tim for aiding & abetting. He was obviously just keeping the evidence safe. Russian honesty is proverbial Rob Moss September 12, 2016 at 9:10 am I’m not 100% convinced that it wasn’t planted there by a third party. The Meissen Bison September 12, 2016 at 9:16 am There’s a basic rule of thumb that the richest person in any country you wouldn’t want to live in is the minister responsible for awarding foreign contracts. The only exception to this is in countries where there is an anti-corruption chief in which case that’s where the greatest wealth lies. BobRocket September 12, 2016 at 9:24 am From the pictures they are stacks of $100 bills, this pic shows how big $1million in 100s would be http://izismile.com/2011/05/31/where_can_you_hide_one_million_dollars_cash_13_pics-3.html So out by a factor of 10 at least Roue le Jour September 12, 2016 at 9:34 am Pfft. What can you buy $122m these days? A pad in London, place in the Bahamas, a yacht and you’re pretty much done, maybe a few sparklies for the totty with the change. Roue le Jour September 12, 2016 at 9:43 am BobRocket, From the Iraq magic vanishing 12 billion trick it was $100m to pallet I think. $100 bills. PF September 12, 2016 at 10:15 am From the Iraq magic vanishing 12 billion trick it was $100m to pallet I think. $100 bills. This one is £10 million per pallet (£50 notes): http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/09/11/inside-the-bank-of-englands-vaults-can-cash-survive/ “The cages are identical, and most contain fifty pound notes, £10m in each to be exact.” Makes sense, hence, presumably the Iraq pallets were circa 5 times larger in volume? PF September 12, 2016 at 10:16 am Or rather, the “pallets” were 5 times larger than the “cages” at the BoE Tim Newman September 12, 2016 at 10:42 am This is the best site for visualising volumes of US cash piles. Rob September 12, 2016 at 10:49 am “Who trusts Banks these days?” Very good Oblong September 12, 2016 at 2:27 pm This guy is only the Deputy Head. 122m is chicken feed. Liberal Yank September 12, 2016 at 7:15 pm His lawyer, Yury Novikov, said: ‘We are asking about two alternative measures: home arrest or 70 million rubles ($1 million) bail.’ Assuming that this isn’t a step-up I am guessing that there is another stash somewhere. All Zakharchenko has to do is get to the stash and he can get out of the country. I sneeze in threes September 12, 2016 at 8:40 pm ‘The final amount is unknown. [Police] confiscated a cache only in [Zakharchenko’s] house; it is not yet known how many more assets [he has], but we are working in this direction.'” The final amount will not be 100% of what they declare for sure. Chester Draws September 13, 2016 at 5:54 am I’m not 100% convinced that it wasn’t planted there by a third party. That’s a LOT of cash to leave around in order to get a guy framed! They must really hate him to pay $122 Mill to get rid of him! Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.