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Robel Phillipos

Robel Phillipos (WBZ-TV photo)

Feds To Pay Lawyer For Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Friend

A federal judge says the government must begin paying for the legal defense of a 20-year-old man accused of lying for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.


Azamat Tazhayakov (left),  Dias Kadyrbayev (middle), and Robel Phillipos. (Images courtesy: and YouTube)

June Trial For Boston Marathon Suspect’s Friends

A federal judge has set a June trial for three friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on charges of hindering the investigation into the attack.


Robel Phillipos (L), Azamat Tazhayakov (C),  Dias Kadyrbayev (R)

Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Friends Plead Not Guilty To Federal Charges

Two college friends of the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect were arraigned Friday on charges from federal indictments accusing them of disposing of evidence.


Robel Phillipos (Image from YouTube)

Grand Jury Indicts Friend Of Marathon Bombings Suspect

Authorities say Robel Phillipos is facing up to 16 years in prison in connection with two federal criminal counts.


Robel Phillipos (Image from YouTube)

House Arrest For Bombing Suspect’s Friend Charged With Lying To FBI

Prosecutors and defense attorneys reached a deal that allows Robel Phillipos to leave jail for home confinement with an electronic monitoring bracelet, after he posted $100,000 bond.


Robel Phillipos (Image from YouTube)

Man Accused Of Lying After Marathon Bombings Seeks Release

Robel Phillipos, 19, of Cambridge, faces a detention hearing Monday in U.S. District Court. Defense attorneys said in court documents filed Saturday that authorities’ claim that Phillipos gave them conflicting accounts is “refutable.”


Katherine Tsarnaeva with her 3-year-old daughter outside their Cambridge home on April 19, 2013.

Experts: Feds Putting Heavy Pressure On Tsarnaev’s Widow, Friends For Good Reason

Legal experts say it’s part of their quest not just to determine whether Russell and the friends are culpable but also to push for as much information as possible regarding whether the bombing suspects had ties to a terrorism network or accomplices working domestically or abroad.


Robel Phillipos (Image from YouTube)

Classmate Describes Arrest Of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Friends As Surreal

A high school classmate of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tsarnaev’s friend, Robel Phillipos, who was arrested in connection with the bombing, says the entire situation is surreal.


Azamat Tazhayakov (left),  Dias Kadyrbayev (middle), and Robel Phillipos. (Images courtesy: and YouTube)

Police: Tsarnaev’s Friends Could Have Saved MIT Officer’s Life

If the US Attorney’s charges are true, three friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had a few crucial hours to help police track down the bombing suspects, and police officers say those hours could have saved a fellow officer’s life.


Azamat Tazhayakov (left),  Dias Kadyrbayev (middle), and Robel Phillipos. (Images courtesy: and YouTube)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Friends Could Face Prison Time For Actions After Bombings

All three men charged Wednesday began attending UMass with Tsarnaev in 2011, according to the FBI.