- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Authorities have removed an urn from a Minneapolis cemetery as they investigate allegations a woman faked her husband’s death to collect $2 million in insurance money.

Irina Vorotinov of Plymouth placed the urn at Lakewood Memorial Mausoleum in 2011, supposedly holding her husband’s ashes.

However, the FBI contends a forensic inspection of the ashes will prove her husband, Igor Vorotinov, did not die that October in Moldova, in eastern Europe.

An FBI spokesman told the Star Tribune (https://strib.mn/1G2Ei4f ) the urn’s contents were inspected soon after the search warrant application was filed in mid-May.

The couple is charged in federal court with mail fraud. Their 25-year-old son, Alkon Vorotinov, is accused of helping his mother conceal the plot.

Both mother and son said Tuesday they were unaware the urn was removed.


Information from: Star Tribune, https://www.startribune.com



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