Mansion Mania

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Photos of luxury housing acquired by officials around the world. In many cases, the crimes and misdeameanors of these officials have come to light because of their mania for mansions.

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Corrupt Ukrainian Politicians Have a Taste for Mansions

A Ukrainian leader on the run, his mansion, and a 15-year-old corruption case.

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism in London says that Russian president Vladimir Putin has spent time at this "palace fit for a tsar." There's evidence showing Putin may be the real owner of this Xanadu, but the proof is not conclusive. Luxury Homes Exterior, Exterior Design, Putin's Palace, South Of Spain, Expensive Houses, European House, Old Buildings, Luxury Interior Design, View Photos

Does this palace belong to Putin?

Unanswered questions over the ownership of an elaborate holiday palace.

Philippine president Joseph Estrada bought this mansion, which was christened Boracay, after the famous island resort, because it had a swimming pool with artificial sand and a wave-making machine. Joseph Estrada, Philippine Holidays, Philippines Travel, Making Machine, Island Resort, Politicians, Lonely Planet, Swimming Pools, Wave
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A trail of houses

This for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was built using state funds and contributions from the Chinese and Malaysian governments. New Palace, Politicians, Supreme, Solar, Around The Worlds, Chinese, Mansions, Building, Outdoor Decor
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Mugabe's new palace in a land of hunger

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"Putin's Palace" near the Black Sea allegedly built from the proceeds of the sale of overpriced medical equipment sold to government hospitals. The proceeds were funneled through Swiss bank accounts. Putin's Palace, Swiss Bank, Thing 1, Medical Equipment, Black Sea, Allegedly, Hospitals, Politicians, Investigations
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Comrade Capitalism

Reuters investigates how the Russian elite do business in the Putin era.

This in upscale Knightsbridge, London is believed to be owned by Gamal Mubarak, the ousted Egyptian president's son. Politicians, Egyptian, Britain, Around The Worlds, Street View, London, Mansions, Luxury, House
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The Libyan government reclaimed possession from Saadi Gaddafi of a London mansion worth 10 million pounds after a British court ruled on Friday it had been bought using stolen Libyan state funds. London Mansion, North London, British Virgin Islands, Jacuzzi, Britain, Swimming Pools, Around The Worlds, Politicians, Luxury
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Libyan govt reclaims Gaddafi mansion in London

The Libyan government reclaimed possession from Saadi Gaddafi of a London mansion worth 10 million pounds after a British court ruled on Friday it had been bought using stolen Libyan state funds.

Pakistani Prime Minister Asi Alif Zardari owns this 16th-century chateau in Normandy, northern France. He visited it in early 2011, flying by helicopter during a visit to France and raising a storm of criticism because the visit took place while Pakistan was suffering from devastating flooding. Normandy, Prime Minister, Politicians, 16th Century, Pakistani, Raising, Around The Worlds, France, Mansions

Pakistani Prime Minister Asi Alif Zardari owns this 16th-century chateau in Normandy, northern France. He visited it in early 2011, flying by helicopter during a visit to France and raising a storm of criticism because the visit took place while Pakistan was suffering from devastating flooding.

Pakistani Prime Minister Asif Ali Zardari purchased this in Surrey, the United Kingdom, in the He is alleged to have spent three hundred thousand pounds on renovations, including a private polo field and a replica of a local pub. Asif Ali Zardari, Local Pubs, Surrey, United Kingdom, Around The Worlds, London, Prime Minister, Mansions, Politicians

Pakistan president Asif Zardari facing probe into Surrey mansion

Pakistan's president Asif Zardari is facing an investigation into allegations he bought a Surrey mansion with millions of pounds skimmed from government contracts.

This in the London district of Hampstead s said to be owned by Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif. It has since been seized by protesters who say that Saif managed the property through a Cayman Islands company. Muammar Gaddafi, Cayman Islands, Politicians, Around The Worlds, London, Mansions, Luxury, House Styles, Home

Squatters take over Saif Gaddafi's London home

Protest group Topple the Tyrants seizes what it describes as the Libyan government's 'corrupt and stolen assets'

Construction of a for Philippine president Joseph Estrada's favorite wife. The house had underground parking, a beauty parlor, a private cinema and a generator that could light up a small village. Joseph Estrada, Politicians, Light Up, Trail, Around The Worlds, Cinema, Construction, Mansions, Luxury

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Executive Describes Work on Senator’s Home (Published 2007)

Improvements made on U.S. Senator Ted Stevens' home -- wraparound terrace, new plumbing, garage -- were paid for by the oil company Veco.

South African President Jacob Zuma's estate was rebuilt, with state funds used to construct an underground bunkers with air-conditioned rooms, 20 houses for security guards and a helipad. Public funds also paid for the tarring of a nearby road. Jacob Zuma, Underground Bunker, Security Guard, Airline Tickets, Dolores Park, Around The Worlds, Public, African, Houses
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A place called home

Mandy Rossouw visits Jacob Zuma's home and heartland to find out what it says about South Africa's new president.

An exposé in a British paper alleges that the African strongman has accumulated properties across Southeast Asia, notably in Hong Kong Home And Away, Politicians, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, Villa, African, Mansions, Fancy Houses, Villas
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An exposé in a British paper alleges that the African strongman has accumulated properties across Southeast Asia, notably in Hong Kong

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France impounds African autocrats' 'ill-gotten gains'

French authorities are investigating the conspicuous Paris fortunes of three serving African leaders and their families

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Compound worth $35,000,000 purchased by Teodorin Obiang, forestry minister and son of the president of Guinea. It has a golf course, tennis courts and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.