The federal government gave at least $1,400in so-called COVID relief payments to jailed Boston bombing terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and now prosecutors want the money redirected to the families of his victims.
According to Boston 25, Nathaniel R. Mendell, acting United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, has asked the Bureau of Prisons to take the COVID relief cash away from the terrorist who was convicted of multiple murders for the 2015 bombing.
Mendell wants the cash “as payment towards his outstanding criminal monetary penalties, including unpaid special assessment and restitution.”
The AG also noted that Tsarnaev has nearly $4,000 n his inmate bank account and Mendell wants most of that confiscated.
Mendell added that Tsarnaev has not been paying his victims, but he has been giving cash to others.
Prosecutors say Tsarnaev, “although not making payments to his victims, has made payments to other third-parties. The largest payment the Defendant made from his account was paid to his siblings for items such as ‘gifts,’ ‘support,’ and ‘books.’ These payments totaled $2,000.”
“In light of the Defendant’s payment history and incarceration status, the United States requests that this Court enter an Order authorizing the BOP to turn over all funds, held in the Defendant’s inmate trust account, including any funds subject to an administrative hold by BOP, to the Clerk of Court as payment toward the outstanding criminal monetary penalties imposed against the Defendant,” the AG’s office added.
Mendell concluded that Tsarnaev should not be allowed to give his family members cash given to him by the tax payers when he has never sent a penny to the families of any of his victims.
Another question is why jailed criminals would get any COVID “relief” funding at all?!
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