State Duma deputy Alexander Khinshtein wrote about this in his Telegram channel.
“The most honest chairman of the Sixth Court of Cassation, Alexander Efanov, covers his tracks. It can be seen that they worked with photoshop here, ”the deputy writes. According to the parliamentarian, these watches are outwardly indistinguishable from the Swiss Breguet worth at least 16 million rubles, which is two annual salaries of Alexander Efanov.
“There are a lot of pictures of him on the Internet, both with this watch and with another luxury model Ulysse Nardin. You can’t photoshop them all. How not to photoshop the numerous apartments, plots, houses and expensive foreign cars registered to the judge and his relatives … By the way, he now appears in public in a modest plastic watch. He has something to hide and something to lose,” the deputy believes.
“We do not give comments on such statements,” the press service of the court told Kommersant.
According to the declaration of Alexander Efanov, his annual income for 2021 amounted to 8.6 million rubles. The joint property of the chairman of the court with his wife includes an apartment, two storerooms and two parking spaces. For 2021, the son of the chairman of the court, the head of the digitalization department (project office) of the governor’s administration, Ivan Efanov, declared an annual income of 5 million rubles. The official owns 2 land plots, 11 apartments, 3 non-residential premises and so on. His fleet includes a BMW car, a snowmobile and a trailer.
In December last year, Alexander Khinshtein appealed to the High Qualifications Board of Judges and the Prosecutor General’s Office with a demand to check the actions of Alexander Efanov, including for bribery. According to the deputy, the chairman of the court “travels around the region” in a Toyota Sequoia owned by a commercial organization. According to the parliamentarian, the car belongs to Ton-Avto Service Management Company LLC (part of the Ton-Avto automobile holding), controlled by the former head of Zhigulevsk Alexander Kurylin.
The entrepreneur said that the Toyota Sequoia car was bought for himself, but later he decided to lease the vehicle to Alexander Efanov as a private person. “All maintenance and repairs are carried out at the expense of Alexander Efanov, since the machine is not under warranty,” said Alexander Kurylin. The head of Ton-Avto added that there is no relationship between the holding and the cassation court.
Earlier, Alexander Khinshtein also demanded to check the actions of the chairman of the Sixth Court of Cassation because of his purchase of a land plot of almost 4995 sq. m on Podzhabny Island for 860 thousand rubles. Alexander Efanov bought it this summer from Era LLC, co-owned by his son Ivan Efanov in 2014-2016. The beginning of the test has not yet been announced.