Russians Say Tsarnaev Defense Team Members Posed as FBI

Russian authorities say that members of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense team falsely identified themselves as FBI employees while in Russia to investigate the accused marathon bomber’s case, The Boston Globe reported:

“While conducting interviews in Russia, the members of the defense team reportedly refused to produce documents confirming their legal status and identified themselves as employees of the FBI,’’ prosecutors wrote. “As a result, the Russian government … expelled them.’’ Miriam Conrad, one of Tsarnaev’s lawyers, declined to address the allegations in detail during a brief phone interview on Friday. “We don’t agree with the government’s characterization of what happened,’’ she said. “And we’ll be responding further at an appropriate time, in writing or in court.’’

Read the full Boston Globe story here.

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