August 27, 2012
A 9/11 widow who was paid $1.4 million from the World Trade Center Victim Compensation Fund, is under fire from the son of her late husband, who claims his father’s marriage to the woman was a sham.
Evgueni Kniazev, a Russian waiter at the Windows on the World restaurant atop the World Trade Center, actually paid American Irina Dubenskaya $5,000 to marry him so he could become a legal resident, his son Dennis Vinichenko told the New York Post.
‘The relationship was temporary. There was no wedding. There was no wedding band. It was just paper,’ the son said. Their actual wedding date wasn’t provided but Dubenskaya moved into Kniazev’s Brooklyn home in June 2001.