You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade now to a modern browser in order to benefit of all our site's features: Chrome, FireFox, Opera, Safari or Internet Explorer. [Close]

The Official Blog of Fox News Channel

Tsarnaevs May Have Gotten $100K in Taxpayer-Funded Benefits

(FNC )

Judy Clarke, who is regarded as one of the most successful public defenders in the country, has joined the defense team for Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. She’s helped a number of high-profile criminals avoid the death penalty, including the Unabomber and Jared Loughner. A public defender means American taxpayers will pay for his defense.

It’s also been reported that taxpayers have supported the Boston bombing suspects’ parents for years, and by some accounts, up to $100K. The older suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, received food stamp assistance through his wife.

Rick Leventhal reports that Massachusetts is now conducting an internal investigation of the Tsarnaev family’s benefits history to determine if there was sufficient oversight. 

Leave a Comment0

Today's Front Page Stories

On Fox News Channel

All Times Eastern


Sunday Morning Futures: How big of an economic boost will we see from back-to-school shopping? Plus, Media Buzz looks at whether the media is acting as warmongers.


How can the U.S. handle ISIS? Exclusive reaction from House Intel Committee Chair Mike Rogers on Fox News Sunday.


Is the gov't putting small businesses out of business? Shocking insight on Huckabee.


Examining the life and death of Anna Nicole Smith. Don't miss Geraldo Rivera Reports.

Don't want to keep checking back here for the latest from Fox News? That's cool. We'll come to you ...

Connect with Fox News


Stay connected with the most-trusted name in cable news through exclusive videos, blogs, polls, contests and behind-the-scene details.

Get More Fox!

Greta Is Wired! is the official blog of Greta Van Susteren. Get Greta’s breaking news alerts, pictures, videos, polls, and behind-the-scenes exclusives. Plus, speak out on open threads, as well as the live chat page. Connect to the GretaWire community ... and to Greta herself!

Fox News Presents: 'My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck'

Fox News Channel presents an exciting new feature series, My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. From the quirky to the inspirational, "My America" reveals who we are as a nation – driven, passionate and uniquely American. Watch the latest installment, an up-close look at the beloved Oscar Mayer Wienermobile!