Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev reportedly received thousands of dollars in federal COVID relief money in prison last year, with a judge ordering he repay the funds to his victims.
“Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been ordered by prosecutors to return a $1,400 COVID relief payment he received last summer along with other money sent to him, according to a court filing Wednesday.
The money should instead be used as restitution to his victims, the filing said.Tsarnaev has $3,885.06 in his inmate trust account, with the money received from the government, the Office of Federal Defenders of New York and from private citizens,” reports Fox News.
“The inmate, who was sentenced to death two years after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, which left three people dead and hundreds hurt, has paid only $2,202.03 in restitution so far,” adds Fox. ”The death sentence was overturned in 2020 after a court ruled that a trial judge erred by excluding some evidence. An appeal to reinstate his death sentence is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court.”
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