Xinhua reports that an investigation is underway into an urban management official in Guangdong after “muckrakers in cyberspace” (the lesser know cousins of the Spiders from Mars) found he and his family members owned 21 houses. 21 houses is 21 more than the number of houses you own.
Cai Bin, a senior official with the Panyu District Branch of the Guangzhou Municipal Urban Management and Law Enforcement Bureau, is being investigated for corruption, Guo Xuanyu, spokesperson with the discipline inspection watchdog of Panyu told Xinhua on Wednesday.
Shockingly, the real number of properties is “much more than Cai previously declared to superior authorities”.
Among the houses, with a combined floor space of over 7,200 square meters, are a 240-square-meter multi-storey house and a 3,405-square-meter factory building.
A real estate agency estimated that the total market value of the houses could be 40 million yuan (6.3 million U.S. dollars). Cai’s monthly pay is around 10,000 yuan.
China may have to arrest Bo Xilai all over again, it hasn’t seemed to fix corruption like the CCP said it would.