Cash weighing over a ton was found at the home of Xu Caihou, former vice chairman of China’s Central Military Commission, who could face prosecution on bribery, the Phoenix Weekly reported, citing unnamed sources.
The bills, including US dollars, renminbi and euros, were discovered by military procurators in the basement of Xu’s 2,000 square meter mansion on March 15.
Over 100 kilograms of jade, 200 kilograms of rare jadeite as well as Tang Dynasty antiques, Chinese paintings and calligraphy were also found at Xu’s home.
Investigators took more than 10 days to make an inventory of all the cash and other assets, which were taken away using more than 10 military trucks, the report said.
The Communist Party of China’s Central Committee expelled Xu from the party and handed his case to prosecutors in June at a meeting presided over by President Xi Jinping.
An investigation that began in March found that Xu took advantage of his position to help in the promotion of military officers and accepted bribes personally or through his family members.
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