Thursday, 23 May 2019

Onetime Twin Cities man pleads guilty to faking his death for life insurance payout – Star Tribune

A onetime Twin Cities man who faked his own death in Eastern Europe for a $2 million life insurance payout has pleaded guilty and awaits sentencing.

Igor Vorotinov, 54, pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis to mail fraud in connection with the scheme that prompted the payout seven years ago to his former wife.

In exchange for Vorotinov admitting guilt, the U.S. Attorney’s Office has agreed to seek prison time of no more than roughly 3½ years, and the defense remains free to argue for a shorter term during sentencing. The maximum sentence is 20 years in prison. He remains jailed awaiting the July 29 hearing.


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