According to court records, federal prosecutors are now suing the prisoners who got the stimulus payments, forcing the offenders to use the monies to pay reparations to their victims’ families. It was announced last week that convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev also received a $1,400 stimulus check under President Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan.
Dzhokhar Anzorovich Tsarnaev
One prisoner, in particular, drew the attention of Senate Republicans. Tsarnaev had $3,885 in his account as of December 22, according to Newsweek.
Earlier this week, a federal court agreed to enable federal prosecutors to use Tsarnaev’s $1,400 COVID-19 stimulus payment to compensate his victims, according to the CBN News.
In 2015, he was found guilty of 30 counts connected to the bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013. Said incident killed three people and wounded more than 260.
He was fined $3,000 and compelled to pay more than $101 million in criminal restitution in 2016. According to court filings, Tsarnaev has paid a little more than $2,200 toward the assessment.
The federal public defender’s office and donations from people have funded Tsarnaev hundreds of dollars during his detention. He was then imprisoned at a maximum-security prison in Florence, Colorado.
President Barack Obama’s COVID-19 relief plan, according to Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton, will help felons in jail. All Americans earning less than $75,000 a year would get $1,400 in stimulus cheques as part of the package.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Bomber who killed three people and frightened a community, would receive a $1,400 stimulus check as part of the Democrats’ ‘COVID relief’ package, Cotton wrote in his Twitter account.
Stimulus Check to Compensate Victims
Following the 2013 explosion that killed three people and wounded 260 more at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Tsarnaev, aged 28, is presently serving a life sentence. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Tsarnaev’s older brother, was murdered three days later in a police gunfight.
Victims of crime have the legal right to full and prompt reparation under the Crime Victim Rights Act. Consequently, the US Attorney’s Agency claims that Tsarnaev’s request for money is acceptable, particularly in light of the Defendant’s prioritization of payments to his siblings over the victims of his crimes, according to the office, according to the report CBS News.
Tsarnaev was previously condemned to death, but a federal appeals court reversed the death penalty in July 2020, claiming that the prosecutor in charge of the case failed to sufficiently examine jurors for possible conflicts.