An American fugitive who’s believed to have faked his personal dying to evade a rape cost is dealing with extradition after being arrested in a Glasgow hospital.
Nicholas Rossi, 34, was wished by Interpol in reference to the alleged sexual assault in Utah, US, in 2008.
He was arrested utilizing the alias Arthur Knight on the Queen Elizabeth college hospital in Glasgow on 13 December after he was admitted with coronavirus.
Utah prosecutors mentioned the alleged fugitive “fled the nation to keep away from prosecution” and “tried to guide investigators and state legislators in different states to consider that he was deceased”. They’re now looking for his extradition again to Utah.
“We’ve got full religion and assist of Scotland police on this matter,” Utah county lawyer David Leavitt mentioned. “In the end, the choice relating to bail is left to the worldwide courts till Mr Rossi is extradited to the USA.”
Police Scotland mentioned the fugitive was arrested in Glasgow final month in reference to a global arrest warrant.
A spokesperson mentioned: “A report was submitted to the procurator fiscal.”
Rossi used many aliases whereas on the run, together with Nicholas Alahverdian, Nicholas Alahverdian Rossi, Nicholas Edward Rossi, Nicholas Alahverdian-Rossi, Nick Alan, Nicholas Brown, Arthur Brown and Arthur Knight.
It was reported by a number of media shops in 2020 that Nicholas Alahverdian had died on 29 February 2020 from non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The web site EverLoved.com claimed that his physique was cremated, whereas his ashes have been supposedly scattered at sea.
A web based obituary learn: “Nicholas Alahverdian’s battle for all times ended on February 29, 2020.
“The youngsters and households within the care of the Rhode Island Division of Kids Youth and Households (DCYF) for whom he impressed and led by turbulent authorities transgressions have misplaced a warrior that fought on the entrance strains for twenty years.”
Rossi used the alias whereas dwelling within the US state of Rhode Island and was concerned in native politics, it has been reported.
It’s understood the FBI additionally had a warrant for his arrest on fees of defrauding his foster father by taking out bank cards in his identify and operating up money owed of greater than $200,000, based on BBC Information.
The Utah rape cost got here as a part of a assessment of historic intercourse assault instances the place DNA proof kits had not been examined.