Scottish judge rejects false identity claim of ‘dead’ American

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Scottish judge rejects false identity claim of ‘dead’ American

Scottish judge dismisses Alahverdian mistaken identity claim

Tom Mooney

The Providence Journal

After three days of extradition proceedings this week, a Scottish judge on Friday, to no one’s surprise, declared Nicholas Alahverdian to be Nicholas Alahverdian – an American who faked his own death and who for the past 11 months claimed he was an Irishman named Knight. .

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It had taken 11 months since his overseas arrest to get to Friday’s verdict; 11 months in which the former Rhode Islander, who faked his death in 2020, used skills in deceit, delay and defiance to test the limitations of a justice system based firmly on etiquette and parliamentary procedure.