Utah Lawyer Craig Johnson

Man who allegedly faked his own death hires Utah lawyer

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The man authorities believe is a former Rhode Islander who faked his own death to avoid prosecution appeared in a Scottish courtroom this week.

Arthur Knight was arrested earlier this year after authorities were able to match his DNA with that of Nicholas Alahverdian, who has been charged with rape in Utah and allegedly died of cancer in Rhode Island two years ago. That DNA was obtained while Knight was hospitalized with COVID-19 in Scotland.

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