BOSTON (AP) — A Boston man convicted along with his brother of scamming the Boston Marathon victims’ compensation fund out of more than $2 million using the name of a dead aunt has lost his bid to remain free while he challenges the conviction.

The state’s highest court Monday upheld the decision of a single justice who ruled that Branden Mattier failed to show that the evidence against him was the result of an unlawful arrest and “virtually nonexistent.”

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Branden Mattier and Domunique Grice appear with their lawyer at their sentencing on June 23, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Branden Mattier and Domunique Grice appear with their lawyer at their sentencing on June 23, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Mattier and Domunique Grice were convicted nearly two years ago of larceny charges for submitting a claim to The One Fund claiming their aunt lost her legs in the April 15, 2013, bombing. They were both sentenced to three years in prison.

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Branden Mattier posted this photo of himself with One Fund administrator Ken Feinberg on May 7, 2013. (Photo courtesy: Instagram)

Branden Mattier posted this photo of himself with One Fund administrator Ken Feinberg on May 7, 2013. (Photo courtesy: Instagram)

The Supreme Judicial Court ruling did not address whether the convictions stand.

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