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Boston Bomber Received $1,400 COVID Relief Check

Prosecutors are trying to obtain the money in the terrorist’s account which had a balance of $3,885.06 as of Dec. 22, 2021

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
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One of the terrorists responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 received a $1,400 COVID relief check last summer as a result of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan.

Prisoners were largely eligible to receive $1,400 payments included in the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan that President Joe Biden signed into law last March,” Newsweek reported. “Republicans unsuccessfully rallied against allowing inmates to receive the checks at the time, although prisoners were also not excluded from stimulus checks included in the GOP-backed Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act that former President Donald Trump had signed the previous year.”

Prosecutors are trying to obtain the money in the terrorist’s account which had a balance of $3,885.06 as of Dec. 22, 2021. The prosecutors said that the money should be used “as payment towards his outstanding criminal monetary penalties, including unpaid special assessment and restitution.”

The terrorist was ordered to pay over $101 million in restitution to victims, as well as a special assessment of $3,000 in 2016. According to Newsweek, he has paid “$2,202.03 so far — all of which has gone toward the special assessment. The filing asked the court to order the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to turn over the rest of the funds.”

In 2013, “Two ethnic Chechen brothers carried out one of the most shocking attacks on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001,” Reuters reported.

“Tsarnaev, who is 28 now and was 19 at the time, and his older brother Tamerlan detonated two homemade pressure-cooker bombs at the marathon’s finish line on April 15, 2013. Those killed were Chinese exchange student Lingzi Lu, 23; restaurant manager Krystle Campbell, 29; and Martin Richard, 8,” the outlet added. “After four days in hiding in the Boston area, the brothers tried to flee, killing Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer Sean Collier. Tamerlan Tsarnaev died after a gunfight with police that ended when his younger brother ran him over with a stolen car.”