Convicted Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s $1,400 stimulus check could be redistributed to victims of the tragic attack, following intervention by the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts.
if Mass Live First reported, court documents show Tsarnaev received a Covid-19 aid payment of $1,400 on June 22, 2021. It is also stated that the payment has been in a detainee account ever since.
Tsarnaev, who is currently serving a life sentence in a Colorado maximum-security prison, was previously ordered to pay $3,000 as a special assessment. Court documents show that he has paid $2,202.03 to date.
“Since his arrest, several persons have provided money to the accused,” court documents read. “As of December 22, 2021, the defendant has approximately $3,885.06 in his account of inmates.”
This includes the $1,400 incentive check and other deposits ranging from $30 to $200 from residents of Indiana, New Jersey, and Maryland.
“Although the defendant did not make any payments to his victims, he did make payments to other third parties. The largest payment the defendant made from his account was made to his siblings for items such as ‘gifts’, ‘support’ and ‘books,'” court documents revealed. “These payments totaled $2,000.”
However, in a departure from the current system, paperwork filed Wednesday by the Massachusetts district attorney shows that the stiumlu check may, in fact, be redistributed to victims.
Tsarnaev was found guilty on 30 charges for his role in planning — and carrying out — the Boston Marathon bombing. On April 15, 2013, Dzhokar and his brother Tamerlan placed homemade pressure cooker shrapnel at the busy marathon finish line.
The blast killed three people and left several others behind “a lifetime of unimaginable suffering,” the Justice Department wrote.