Now THIS is Corruption with STYLE

How can you beat a lead graf like this?

As an urban planning adviser in the sun- drenched Spanish resort town of Marbella, Juan Antonio Roca had after- tax income of less than 150,000 euros a year.

When he was arrested for corruption in March 2006, police seized assets worth 2.4 billion euros ($3.4 billion), including a century-old palace in Madrid, a country estate equipped with a helipad overlooking the Rock of Gibraltar and a stud farm guarded by a tiger.

I’m sure the horses really enjoyed the security situation. What else are tigers good for, anyway?

From Bloomberg News