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Man who faked death to evade sex assault, fraud charges found alive: reports


A Rhode Island man who faked his personal demise to evade intercourse assault and fraud fees has been discovered alive in Scotland, reviews mentioned.

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 Providence Journal reported Wednesday. 

Hospital staffers solely realized that Alahverdian, who was residing underneath the identify Arthur Knight, was wished by Interpol when authorities turned up final month on the infirmary and arrested him, the Scottish Sun reported.

Nicholas Alahverdian was presumed lifeless after he informed authorities that he had non-Hodgkin lymphoma and had weeks to reside.
Facebook / Nicholas Alahverdian

The fugitive was on the run from felony fees in Utah and Ohio, and faked his demise so he might keep away from prosecution, the Utah County Attorney’s Office informed the Providence Journal.

“He has been taken into custody and the Utah County Attorney’s Office is working with federal and international agencies to extradite Mr. Rossi back to Utah,” the company mentioned in a press release.

Alahverdian is suspected in quite a few sexual assault instances in Utah and all through the US and can be accused of bilking $200,000 from his former foster mom in Ohio and $60,000 from Kathryn Heckendorn, his ex-wife, the Providence Journal reported.

Weeks earlier than his “death” 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 mentioned. 

When the journalists failed to put in writing about it, he grew offended, the outlet mentioned. 

Nicholas Alahverdian was found to be alive and well after being arrested by police in Scotland over outstanding sex assault and fraud charges.
Nicholas Alahverdian was discovered to be alive and effectively after being arrested by police in Scotland over excellent intercourse assault and fraud fees.
Facebook / Nicholas Alahverdian

An obituary written about Alahverdian’s “death” known as him a “warrior” for kids and acknowledged his final phrases had been “Fear not and run toward the bliss of the sun.”   

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 believe it,” Heckendorn informed the outlet of the second a Utah public security official known as to inform her Alahverdian had been captured. 

Nicholas Alahverdian's obituary after his supposed death in February of 2020.
Nicholas Alahverdian’s obituary after his supposed demise in February 2020.
Ever Loved / Nicholas Alahverdia

“I said this has to be Nick; he probably hired someone to get in touch with me to scope out the situation, because that’s the very special kind of deception he would do.” 

Alahverdian is going through extradition proceedings within the UK, however It’s unclear when shall be introduced again stateside.


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