Scottish authorities sign extradition order for US fugitive accused of faking his death

Scottish authorities have signed an extradition order for an American fugitive accused of...
Scottish authorities have signed an extradition order for an American fugitive accused of faking his personal dying to keep away from a rape cost in Utah. In response to a freedom of data request, the Scottish authorities on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023 stated an extradition order for the person native officers discuss with as Nicholas Rossi had been signed on Sept. 28.(Supply: Grey Information)

LONDON (AP) — Scottish authorities have signed an extradition order for an American fugitive accused of faking his personal dying to keep away from a rape cost in Utah.

In response to a freedom of data request, the Scottish authorities on Thursday stated an extradition order for the person native officers discuss with as Nicholas Rossi had been signed on Sept. 28. The federal government supplied no different data.

The suspect has fought a chronic courtroom battle to forestall his return to the US since he was arrested in December 2021 at a Glasgow hospital, the place he was being handled for COVID-19. Rossi, who insisted he was an Irish orphan named Arthur Knight and had by no means set foot on American soil, repeatedly appeared in courtroom in a wheelchair utilizing an oxygen masks and talking in a British accent.

The federal government signed the order after Choose Norman McFadyen of Edinburgh Sheriff Courtroom on Aug. 2 dominated that the suspect may very well be extradited, saying he was “as dishonest and deceitful as he’s evasive and manipulative.” The person had stated he was framed by authorities who took his fingerprints whereas he was in a coma so they might join him to Rossi.

U.S. authorities stated Rossi is one in all a number of aliases the 36-year-old has used and that his authorized identify is Nicholas Alahverdian.

Alahverdian is charged with sexually assaulting a former girlfriend in Orem, Utah, in 2008, in keeping with the Utah County prosecutor’s workplace. The workplace stated it discovered complaints alleging Alahverdian abused and threatened girls in different states.

He additionally faces a number of complaints in opposition to him in Rhode Island for alleged home violence.

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