UNITED STATES—On Thursday, January 6, a District Court Judge ruled to allow convicted Boston Marathon Bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s $1,400.00 COVID relief payment, along with an additional $600 in funds from his commissary account, to be used for court-ordered payments owed to his victims.
Court filing date of June 24, 2015, from Massachusetts case: U.S vs. Dzhokhar Tsamaev a/k/a: Jahar Tsarni, found the defendant found guilty on all 30 criminal charges filed against him including using a weapon for mass destruction resulting in death. In addition to the death sentence, Tsarnaev was ordered to pay $101,126,627 in restitution and a $3,000 special assessment fee. Reports indicate $2,202.03 has been paid.
According to reports, Tsarnaev received over $11,000 to his commissary account from multiple sources over the years. He failed to report a number of large deposits made into his account and used funds to send to siblings, and to make other purchases violating the Mandatory Victim Restitution Act. Tsarnaev has over 32 individuals making deposits into his commissary account.
According to the Bureau of Prisons, Tsarnaev is incarcerated and all prisoners’ commissary accounts are monitored.
In the initial criminal trial, he was sentenced to death by lethal injection, but the death penalty was overturned in July 2020.
Tsarnaev was found guilty to the bombing, robbery and a triple-murder in which the elder brother killed one of his friends.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was killed while trying to escape police following the Boston Marathon bombing. Tsarnaev was 19 at the time of the Boston Marathon bombing when he and his brother detonated bombs at the Boston Marathon finish line. The bombs were made using pressure cookers.
On April 18, 2013, the Tsarnaev brothers shot and killed Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) police officer, 27-year-old, Sean Collier.
Prison records indicate Tsarnaev, 28, is incarcerated at United States Penitentiary (USP) ADMAX maximum-security prison in Florence, Colorado. He is listed as a domestic terrorist.
Congress passed the COVID relief package that financially benefits prisoners such as domestic terrorists, and undocumented immigrants who may be incarcerated for their crimes.