Skip to Content

Scottish authorities sign an extradition order for a US fugitive who is accused of faking his death

LONDON (AP) — Scottish authorities have signed an extradition order for an American fugitive accused of faking his own death to avoid a rape charge in Utah. The Scottish government said Thursday that an extradition order for the man local officials refer to as Nicholas Rossi had been signed on Sept. 28. The government provided no other information. The suspect has fought a prolonged court battle to prevent his return to the United States since he was arrested in December 2021 at a Glasgow hospital. Rossi has insisted he is an Irish orphan named Arthur Knight and has never set foot on American soil. Rossi can appeal the Scottish government’s decision. His lawyer didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment on what his client plans to do.

Article Topic Follows: AP-National

Jump to comments ↓

Associated Press


KVIA ABC 7 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content