Last week, Carmen Ortiz, Boston’s top federal prosecutor, indicted Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, two college buddies of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. They will be arraigned today.
Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov are charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice (agreeing to destroy evidence) and obstruction of justice (actually destroying evidence) for allegedly having thrown out a backpack they took from Tsarnaev’s dorm room containing evidence relating to the marathon attack. If convicted, they face as many as 25 years in prison—five on the conspiracy charge and 20 on the obstruction charge. (I represented Tazhayakov when he was first arrested in May. His family has since hired a Russian-speaking lawyer.)
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BOSTON (WPRI) -- A probable cause hearing scheduled for Monday for a former UMass Dartmouth student in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing was delayed.
Robel Phillipos is accused of removing a laptop and backpack containing fireworks from the dorm of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev three days after the attack took place.
Phillipos, along with two other classmates of Tsarnaev, was taken into custody back in May and federally charged with conspiring to obstruct justice.
It was determined later that week that he was not a flight risk, and was released on home confinement .
If convicted, Phillipos faces up to eight years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
By Shaun Towne
Updated by Nancy Krause
Views: 219 | | Date: 2013-08-12 | Comments (0)
During the past few days, the Wall Street Journal and Boston Globe have published stories citing evidence that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a 9/11 truth supporter. However, they failed to mention the obvious implication: Tsarnaev was an innocent patsy who was framed for a bombing he did not commit.
The Boston Globe said of Tsarnaev: "He believed that 9/11 was an inside job and that the government had pulled it off.” The source: Donald Larking, a friend of Tsarnaev and member of the Cambridge, Massachusetts Islamic community.
Why would a Muslim who knew that 9/11 was an anti-Islam PR stunt - and a disaster for Muslims - want to stage another 9/11-style attack on US civilians? (Especially since Islam prohibits attacks on civilians.) Obviously, Muslims, who are aware that 9/11 served the Zionist agenda, benefitted the military-indust ... Read more »
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you don’t know how it felt to be in the womb but it must have been at least a little warmer than this.
you don’t know how intimately they’re recording your every move on closed-circuit cameras until you see your face reflected back at you through through the pulp.
you don’t know how to stop picking at your fingers.
you don’t know how little you’ve been paying attention until you look down at your legs again.
you don’t know how many times you can say you’re coming until they just stop believing you.
you don’t know how orgasmic the act of taking in a lungful of oxygen is until they hold your head under the water.
you don’t know how many vietnamese soft rolls to order.
you don’t know how convinced your parents were that having children would be, absolutely, without question, the correct thing to do.
you don’t know how precious your ipho ... Read more »
Views: 430 | | Date: 2013-08-10 | Comments (2)
Two friends of accused Boston bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev were indicted Thursday on charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice for allegedly trying to throw away a backpack full of fireworks and a laptop from Tsarnaev's room before it was searched by the FBI. A lawyer for one of the men insists his client is innocent.
Robert G. Stahl, who is representing Dias Kadyrbayev, issued a statement after the indictment that said his client is a "typical young, foreign college student who l ... Read more »
Views: 334 | | Date: 2013-08-09 | Comments (0)
BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who is awaiting trial for allegedly lying to federal investigators probing the April 15 bombings wants his upcoming hearing canceled.
Robel Phillipos, who remains under house arrest, has a hearing scheduled for Monday.
The request was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court, saying "Mr. Phillipos gives notice of his waiver of preliminary hearing pursuant to Fed. R. Crim. P. 5.1(a)(1) and further states the parties are engaged in negotiations aimed at possible resolution of this matter."
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth student faces a maximum of eight years in prison if convicted.
Views: 315 | | Date: 2013-08-08 | Comments (0)
BOSTON (WHDH) -- A federal grand jury in Boston has indicted Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov for obstruction of justice in the Boston Marathon bombing investigation.
The two men, both 19 years old, were previously charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice. They are nationals of Kazakhstan and were residing in New Bedford on student visas. They were charged Friday with conspiracy to obstruct justice and obstructing justice with the intent to impede the Boston Marathon bombing investigation.
Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov were originally charged on May 1, 2013, via criminal complaint.
The indictment alleges that on the evening of April 18, 2013, after the FBI posted photographs of the two men suspected of carrying out the Marathon bombings (who were later identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev), ... Read more »
Views: 411 | | Date: 2013-08-08 | Comments (2)
ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - The father of an unarmed Orlando Muslim shot to death in May by an FBI agent during questioning related to the Boston Marathon bombings has arrived in Florida from Russia for meetings with lawyers trying to pry details of the killing from U.S. and local officials.
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Five Reasons That Obama Cancelled His Meeting With Putin (And None of Them Had Anything To Do With Snowden)
Today, President Barack Obama announced that he would cancel his upcoming bi-lateral summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in September. For many people, the reason seemed obvious: The Russian government granted NSA leaker and drama king Edward Snowden temporary asylum for one year, denying the American government the chance to extradite him on charges of espionage following the leaks of NSA surveillance programs that target the American populace to journalist Glenn Greenwald. But as hinted by the White House's statement, there is more to the cancellation than a mere whistleblower. Let us look up the recent history of Russo-American relations, and we easily see five things that could cause such a slight, despite Obama's promises of trying to continue talks.
Views: 380 | | Date: 2013-08-07 | Comments (1)