EDINBURGH, Scotland (WPRI) — A Scottish court has ruled that a man who goes by the name Arthur Knight is actually a Rhode Island man who faked his own death.

“Knight” was the subject of an extradition hearing after authorities said he is actually Nicholas Alahverdian — the man who allegedly fled the country and faked his own death in an effort to escape sexual assault charges in Utah and a financial fraud case out of Ohio.

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He has consistently denied that he’s Alahverdian, who’s also gone by Nicholas Rossi and other aliases.

“The person appearing before me is Nicholas Rossi, the person whose extradition is requested by the United States,” Sheriff Norman McFayden ruled.

The 35-year-old was arrested last year after checking himself into a Scotland hospital with COVID-19 symptoms. Prosecutors argued they were able to tell he was Alahverdian after matching the tattoos on his arm.

In July, “Knight” was arrested again and prosecutors matched his fingerprints to Alahverdian’s.

“I have no valid or coherent reason to doubt that the prints examined were those provided by the US authorities and that these are, as they assert, prints of Nicholas Rossi who is charged in their proceedings and I reject Mr. Knight’s explanation as to how his prints came to be taken while he was in hospital and inserted in the relevant files as implausible and fanciful,” McFayden said.

Now that the court has ruled the man is Alahverdian, there will be another process to extradite him back to the U.S.