IN TWEET: THREE FRIENDS OF DZHOKAR TSARNAEV CHARGED IN THE ONGOING BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING CASE. READ THE CRIMINAL COMPLAINT HERE.
Embedded below is a PDF of the criminal complaint filed today in Boston in the cases of United States of America v. Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov and United States of America v. Robel Phillipos. Phillipos has additional charges filed against him because, according to the complaint, he willfully lied to investigators on several different occasions.
At this point, the three friends of Dzhokar Tsarnaev are not being charged in connection with the bombing itself. There is no evidence presented in the criminal complaint documentation that they had any knowledge of or involvement in the bombing prior to or during the terrorist act. Rather, they are an accessory after the fact.
This is an ongoing Federal criminal investigation and new charges could be filed should evidence warrant. You can can read the full criminal complaint documentation below.
CLICK HERE for coverage of the story from NBC News.
CLICK HERE for an overview of the charges from Slate.
You may also be interested in past RONTHINK coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing investigation:
CLICK HERE to read the PDF of the criminal complaint against Tsarnaev, filed on 4/21/13.
CLICK HERE to read the PDF transcript of Tsarnaev's first hearing, held bedside in his hospital room on 4/22/13.
CLICK HERE to visit the news archive of RONTHINK coverage of the bombing and subsequent manhunt.
NOTE: Use the scroll bar on the RIGHT side of the PDF viewer to navigate up/down through the document. Use the scroll bar at the BOTTOM of the PDF viewer to center the document. If the thumbnail preview pane on the LEFT side of the window is open, close it by clicking on the small arrow at the TOP LEFT corner of the PDF viewer. This will give you a full left/right view of each page. If you are on a mobile device or have trouble viewing the PDF in this post, CLICK HERE to view the document on the web.