Terrorist Family Collected over $100K in Tax Free Public Benefits

Members of the legislature are sharing what they’ve found out regarding the benefits given to the family of alleged terrorists, the Tsarnaevs.  The Boston Herald has the story.

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 yesterday.

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

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You may remember that the Herald also reported on the Tsarnaev’s lavish lifestyle.  They seemingly had a penchant for expensive cars.

The accused Marathon bombers wore expensive clothes and drove brand-new Porsches, Range Rovers and Mercedes – and were in a rush for their car the day after the bombing, , says a Cambridge auto body shop owner.

Gilbert Junior, owner of the Cambridge -based Junior Auto Body, said he saw one of the accused bombers Tuesday morning and “knew something was wrong right away.”

Surely this is just another of Deval Patrick’s “ancecdotes”.

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