MOSCOW, February 8 (RAPSI) - Russian businessman Ilya Sherman charged with land plot fraud estimated at about 570 million rubles (about $9 million) was extradited from Italy on Wednesday, the Prosecutor General’s Office announced on its website.

Investigators claim that in 2010 Sherman and his accomplices illegally gained a right for acquisition of land plots in the Moscow Region. Under false pretences, they acquired the ownership of two land plots with a total area of 174.5 sq. m worth over 568 million rubles, the spokesperson of the Prosecutor General’s Office told journalists earlier.

Following that, Sherman fled Russia and was put on the international wanted list, according to Kurennoy.

In April 2018, the businessman was arrested in Italy, and Russia forwarded a request for his extradition.

On January 24, Italian authorities approved Sherman’s extradition to Russia.