Quincy Man Charged With Obstructing Marathon Bombings Probe Held Without Bail
BOSTON (CBS/AP) — A recently indicted friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects has been ordered held without bail, because his lawyer can’t find him a place to live if he were released.
Khairullozhon Matanov, 23, of Quincy, is accused of deleting computer files and lying to agents investigating the 2013 bombings, which killed three and injured more than 260.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports
At a detention hearing in U.S. District Court Wednesday, Matanov waived his right to seek bail, because he has no family in the U.S. and no place to live if he were released.
An FBI agent testified that Matanov, a native of Kyrgyzstan, sent more than $71,000 to people in six countries in 114 different installments, often using false names, from 2010 to 2013.
Matanov was a taxi driver for Braintree Checker Cab, but he lost his job after his arrest last Friday.
Defense lawyer Edward Hayden said the money went to Matanov’s family and friends and had nothing to do with terrorism.
The FBI agent also testified Wednesday that Matanov was aware he was under surveillance for months following the April 2013 attacks.
Matanov was asked not to attend the Fourth of July celebration in Boston while he was under the watch of federal agents.
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