MINNEAPOLIS - An order of detention has been filed for a man who allegedly faked his own death for an insurance claim after he allegedly evaded court dates and authorities, according to a court document.
The order of detention was filed after he evaded court dates in eastern Europe and fought against his extradition to the United States.
The order of detention was filed Nov. 26 and it states that its purpose is to ensure the man's appearance in court.
The 54-year-old man is detained after allegedly faking his death in order for his ex-wife to collect a $2 million life insurance policy.
Igor Vorotinov made his initial court appearance on Nov. 19 in Minneapolis, after being federally indicted on Feb. 19, 2015 on one count of mail fraud.
He was arrested on Nov. 14 in the Republic of Moldova and extradited to the United States.
According to the indictment filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office, Igor Vorotinov obtained a $2 million life insurance policy in 2010 and designated his ex-wife, Irina, as the primary beneficiary.
On Oct. 1, 2011, police in Moldova received a phone call reporting a dead body that was found. Items found on the man's body identified him as Igor Vorotinov, including a passport, hotel cards and contact phone numbers.
Irina Vorotinov then traveled to Moldova to identify the body, saying it was her husband, Igor.
Irina got a death certificate from Moldovan authorities and had the corpse cremated. She then submitted that death claim for the $2 million policy through Mutual of Omaha. A funeral was held at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Irina received the check for $2,048,414.09 on March 23, 2012.
She transferred $1.5 million of that check to an account under her son's name, Alkon Vorotinov.
On Nov. 27, 2013, Alkon was stopped by Customs and Border Protection in Detroit, Michigan after returning from Moldova. A computer seized by agents had digital photos of a very much alive Igor Vorotinov taken on April 19, 2013 and on May 12, 2013.
On Nov. 15, 2016, Irina Vorotinov was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison for mail fraud and engaging in monetary transaction in criminally derived property, which she is currently serving.
Alkon Vorotinov pleaded guilty on March 24, 2015 to one count of misprision of a felony. He was sentenced to three years of probation and more than $2 million in restitution.