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Friend of Suspected Boston Marathon Bombers Was Followed by FBI Last Year

Khairullozhon MatanovSteve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI was closely monitoring a friend of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers last year and even urged him to avoid Boston’s Fourth of July fireworks, the Boston Globe reports.

The agents were ordered to “make sure they stay with Mr. [Khairullozhon] Matanov, and don’t lose him,” Special Agent Timothy McElroy told US Magistrate Judge Marianne B. Bowler in court.

Prosecutors said the 23-year-old Matanov, who was charged with obstruction of justice last week, lied about interacting with the brothers on the week of the attack.

The FBI told Matanov to stay away from the fireworks and the Boston Marathon to avoid alarming people.

Matanov, a native of Kyrgyzstan, faces up to 20 years in prison.

Friend of Boston Marathon Bombers Sent Money to Six Countries Using Fake Names

Khairullozhon MatanovSteve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects is accused of sending more than $71,000 to six countries, often using fake names between 2010 and 2013, the Associated Press reports.

An FBI agent spoke of the money during testimony at a hearing Wednesday.

The friend, Khairullozhon Matanov, stopped sending them money when one of the suspects was in Russia. the agent testified.

Matanov also is accused of lying to investigates and deleting computer files.

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