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Quincy Man Charged With Obstructing Marathon Bombings Probe Due Back In Court

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Khairullozhon Matanov. (Facebook photo)

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BOSTON (CBS/AP) — A Quincy taxi driver who was charged last week with deleting computer files and lying to investigators in the Boston Marathon bombing probe is due in federal court Wednesday for a bail hearing.

Khairullozhon Matanov, 23, is described by prosecutors as a friend of Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, both suspected of planting bombs near the finish line of the 2013 marathon. Three people died and more than 260 were hurt.

Matanov, a native of Kyrgyzstan, is accused of obstructing the bombing investigation.

Prosecutors in U.S. District Court in South Boston are expected to ask a judge to keep him locked up while he awaits trial.

An indictment released last Friday said Matanov called Tamerlan Tsarnaev about 40 minutes after the bombings and bought the brothers dinner that night. He isn’t charged with participating in the bombing.

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