The District Court, Boston passed an order asking the Bureau of prisons to turn over the stimulus check of Marathon Bomber in Boston. So, the relief payment for Covid-19, i.e., $1400 of Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev received in June along with other funds, will be held in the inmate trust. It will be used for paying the outstanding victims’ payments according to the documents of courts, as per CBS News.
What did Tsarnaev do?
Tsarnaev is a 28-year-old male who is currently serving. He has been provided a life sentence after the 2013 bombing that killed three and injured around 260 people. The incident occurred after two pressure-cooker bombs set near the finish line of the Boston Marathon burst.
Dzhokhar performed the act along with his older brother Tamerlan. Tamerlan was killed three days later in the shootout with the police, according to CBS news.
With a death sentence, Tsarnaev was also ordered to pay a special assessment of $3000. He was also to pay $101,126,627 as criminal restitution. According to the court documents, $2202.03 has been paid to date out of the specified amount.
Apart from the Stimulus check, is he receiving funds from anywhere else?
He is receiving funds deposited into the inmate’s trust account, according to the information. The payments include the covid-19 relief amount and the multiple deposits. Individuals make these deposits from Indiana, Maryland, and New Jersey. After he was sentenced, these deposits became frequent.
In December end, his inmate trust account had $3885.06. The amount was sent for books, support, and gifts. Tsarnaev didn’t make any payments to victims but sent payments to 3rd parties, siblings, etc.
Boston’s U.S. attorney office argues that the government has the duty of collecting restitution. The amount owed to the victims is to be received under the Mandatory Victim Restitution Act. Tsarnaev has made no report for the funds he earned. However, the same is required by law.
According to Crime Victim Rights Act, the crime victims have the right to timely and full restitution. This is why the U.S. attorney’s office has made the argument, and it is quite reasonable.
Tsarnaev got a death sentence originally. However, it got overturned in July 2020. The federal appeals court did this. The court oversaw the given case as not adequately screening the jurors for the potential bias.
Under the rule of President Biden operating Justice Department asked the supreme court to restore capital sentences. Hopefully, the decision will soon be received by this summer.