US fugitive Nicholas Rossi has appealed against his extradition from Scotland.
The Scottish Government signed of the order to send him back to the USA in September.
Rossi is wanted in the United States in connection with alleged offences including rape and contested moves by authorities in America to have him flown over to face legal proceedings.
Scottish ministers had the final decision over whether to extradite him.
They made their decision and signed the order on September 28 – a response to a freedom of information request revealed.
The Scottish Government said it would not be commenting further on the matter.
The 35-year-old claims to be an Irish orphan called Arthur Knight, a victim of mistaken identity.
A spokesperson for the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service said: “The court has advised they have today (Monday) received grounds of appeal for Nicholas Rossi – report has been requested which will be expected within four weeks.”
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