MOSCOW, January 15 (RAPSI) – Prosecutors would file a lawsuit to forfeit assets of ex-head of the Moscow Region’s Serpukhov District Alexander Shestun charged with abuse of power to the state, the spokesperson of Russia’s Prosecutor General’s Office Alexander Kurennoy told journalists Tuesday.

Shestun’s assets are preliminary estimated at 10 billion rubles ($150 million), and this property status does not correspond to his income, Kurennoy said.  Shestun is the owner of 676 real estate items in the Moscow Region’s Serpukhov district, 2 recreation facilities and 22 cars, he stated.

According to case papers, between 2008 and 2014, the Serpukhov District administration headed by Shestun illegally transferred four land plots in a local village to the company Center. Damage caused by these actions was estimated at 62 million rubles (about $925,000), investigators claim. Shestun was put in detention.

The former official pleads not guilty. He could face up 10 years in prison if convicted.