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US Attorney's office requests Boston Marathon bomber turn over funds, including $1,400 stimulus payment - Erie News Now

US Attorney's office requests Boston Marathon bomber turn over funds, including $1,400 stimulus payment - Erie News Now
By Taylor Romine, CNN

Despite having more than $21,000 transferred to his account since 2013, prosecutors said Tsarnaev has paid only a little more than $2,000 toward restitution.As of December 22, 2021, he had approximately $3,885 in his inmate trust account, prosecutors said.While Tsarnaev has paid only around $2,000 toward the money owed, prosecutors said, he's given money from his account to "other third-parties.Days after the CARES Act was signed, establishing the stimulus payments, the IRS opened an online portal allowing people who weren't required to file income tax returns -- because their income was less than $12,200 -- to enter their information and receive a payment, according to a lawsuit filed against the IRS commissioner, the ex-Treasury secretary and others.

Any inmate who was incarcerated in 2020 and wasn't required to file an income tax return in 2018 and 2019 had until November 4 to submit the "simplified" return necessary to collect the payment, the IRS website says.Of the $21,000 in payments transferred to Tsarnaev's account, most were made by attorneys or individuals, but also includes a $1,400 stimulus payment from June 2021, the filing says.

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