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Tsarnaev family received $100G in benefits
April 30, 2013 at 8:31 AM


The Tsarnaev family, including the suspected terrorists and their parents, benefited from more than $100,000 in taxpayer-funded assistance — a bonanza ranging from cash and food stamps to Section 8 housing from 2002 to 2012, the Herald has learned.

“The breadth of the benefits the family was receiving was stunning,” said a person with knowledge of documents handed over to a legislative committee today.

The state has handed over more than 500 documents to the 11-member House Post Audit and Oversight Committee, which today met for the first time and plans to call in officials from the Department of Transitional Assistance to testify.

“I can assure members of the public that this committee will actively review every single piece of information we can find because clearly the public has a substantial right to know what benefits, if any, this family or individuals accused of some horrific crimes were receiving,” said state Rep. David Linsky (D-Natick), the committee’s chairman.

Linsky’s committee has requested documents from the DTA, the state’s Medicaid director and Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz. But so far the committee has not released the records publicly, citing a privilege the DTA is asserting under state law.

Transitional assistance officials also told the Herald tonight that the agency was conducting its own investigation into whether Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s family ever notified the DTA about his extended trip to Russia, and has since expanded its probe to include a full history of the benefits received by the entire Tsarnaev family.

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  • candlegal
    April 30, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    oh my, color me surprised

  • Billiejeens
    April 30, 2013 at 8:34 AM

    State Sponsored Terrorism - nice!

    Come to America, we will pay you to kill us!

  • snydemi
    by snydemi
    April 30, 2013 at 8:37 AM
    Not sure how that is any different than everyone else that receives assistance.
  • -Celestial-
    April 30, 2013 at 8:38 AM

    The biggest terrorist are in congress. We pay them a hell of a lot more than that....Hell one just got their very own library....Go figure

  • candlegal
    April 30, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    yep, our government is paying them let the american taxpayer pay for all their wants and needs while they try to figure out how to kill us. 

    Quoting Billiejeens:

    State Sponsored Terrorism - nice!

    Come to America, we will pay you to kill us!


  • candlegal
    April 30, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    speaking of state sponsored, look at this case.


    Chicago siblings, Cicero man face fed fraud counts

    Quoting Billiejeens:

    State Sponsored Terrorism - nice!

    Come to America, we will pay you to kill us!


  • Tag3.0
    by Tag3.0
    April 30, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    Snydemi made a huge point. We have folks in this country who live off the government and dont contribute in any way. The government has no way of knowing what the money is being used for when they hand it out to people.  

  • Billiejeens
    April 30, 2013 at 9:21 AM

     

    The President is not a member of Congress.

    We have got to put some litmus Test on being in this group.

    Quoting -Celestial-:

    The biggest terrorist are in congress. We pay them a hell of a lot more than that....Hell one just got their very own library....Go figure


     

  • marmie41
    April 30, 2013 at 9:31 AM
    It was a Presidential Library. All former presidents have them. So will Obama when he is out of office.


    Quoting -Celestial-:

    The biggest terrorist are in congress. We pay them a hell of a lot more than that....Hell one just got their very own library....Go figure


  • Billiejeens
    April 30, 2013 at 9:56 AM

     

    I think that they will simply add on a wing to the United States Golfers Association building for him.

    Quoting marmie41:

    It was a Presidential Library. All former presidents have them. So will Obama when he is out of office.


    Quoting -Celestial-:

    The biggest terrorist are in congress. We pay them a hell of a lot more than that....Hell one just got their very own library....Go figure



     

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