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Robel Phillipos wants to cancel upcoming hearing

BOSTON ( – 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.
By Nikoletta Banushi
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