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.”READ MORE: The Big E Returns to West Springfield, Masks Required Indoors
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.READ MORE: 7-Year-Old Girl Grazed By Bullet On Talbot Ave. In Dorchester
The Supreme Judicial Court ruling did not address whether the convictions stand.MORE NEWS: 'A Calamitous State': Boston Think Tank Has Dire Predictions For MBTA's Future
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