Boston Marathon Bomber’s Prison Funds Are Seized

Friday - 07/01/2022 20:45
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev spent thousands while not paying restitution owed to victims; a judge rules prosecutors can claim those funds
A photo of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev presented to jurors in the trial for the 2013 bombing that killed three people and wounded hundreds of others at the race. PHOTO: -/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES
A photo of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev presented to jurors in the trial for the 2013 bombing that killed three people and wounded hundreds of others at the race. PHOTO: -/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES

A U.S. District Court judge granted a request by federal prosecutors to claim the funds in an account held by convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Prosecutors filed a motion to collect monies Tsarnaev owes in criminal restitution from his inmate trust fund account. They said he has received tens of thousands of dollars—including a Covid-19 relief payment—but has paid only a fraction toward court-issued fines, while spending the money in other ways. 

Tsarnaev had paid $2,202 of the $101.1 million he owes in criminal restitution and other court fees as of Wednesday’s filing. He had $3,885 in his trust account in late December, according to those documents.  

“The Defendant, although not making payments to his victims, has made payments to other third-parties,” prosecutors wrote. 

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