A Rhode Island man who faked his personal loss of life to evade intercourse assault and fraud fees has been discovered alive in Scotland, stories stated.
Nicholas Alahverdian, who additionally goes by the final identify Rossi, supposedly died at age 32 in February 2020 from non-Hodgkin lymphoma however turned up final month at a Glasgow hospital the place he was on a ventilator for COVID-19, the Windfall Journal reported Wednesday.
Hospital staffers solely realized that Alahverdian, who was residing below the identify Arthur Knight, was a needed by Interpol when authorities turned up final month on the infirmary and arrested him, the Scottish Solar reported.
The fugitive was on the run from prison fees in Utah and Ohio, and faked his loss of life so he might keep away from prosecution, the Utah County Legal professional’s Workplace instructed the Windfall Journal.
“He has been taken into custody and the Utah County Legal professional’s Workplace is working with federal and worldwide companies to extradite Mr. Rossi again to Utah,” the company stated in a press release.
Alahverdian is suspected in various sexual assault circumstances in Utah and all through the US and can also be accused of bilking $200,000 from his former foster mom in Ohio and $60,000 from Kathryn Heckendorn, his ex-wife, the Windfall Journal reported.
Weeks earlier than his “loss of life” in February 2020, Alahverdian urged native Rhode Island reporters to put in writing about his impending demise, asserting that his work crusading towards the kid welfare system made it newsworthy, the outlet stated.
When the journalists failed to put in writing about it, he grew indignant, the outlet stated.
An obituary written about Alahverdian’s “loss of life” known as him a “warrior” for youngsters and said his final phrases had been “worry not and run towards the bliss of the solar.”
An individual who claimed to be his spouse requested lawmakers to take part in elaborate memorials of his life however the plans had been squashed when phrase unfold that Alahverdian was probably nonetheless alive.
“At first I didn’t consider it,” Heckendorn instructed the outlet of the second a Utah public security official known as to inform her Alahverdian had been captured.
“I stated this must be Nick; he in all probability employed somebody to get in contact with me to scope out the state of affairs, as a result of that’s the very particular sort of deception he would do.”
Alahverdian is going through extradition proceedings within the UK, however It’s unclear when will probably be introduced again stateside.