Dias Kadyrbayev Indictment, Boston U.S. District Court
Dias Kadyrbayev, a student at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, was indicted Aug. 8, 2013 by a federal grand jury for conspiracy to obstruct justice and obstruction for allegedly disposing of evidence to help surviving Marathon bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev.
Defense attorney Robert G. Stahl has maintained his client's innocence and told the media that he looks forward to the federal trial at which he will argue that his youthful client had no idea that the Tsarnaev brothers planned the horrific bombing, nor knowingly discarded any material that would have helped authorities.
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"Kadyrbayev 'cooperated fully' with the FBI, answering questions for nearly 12 hours over two days without an attorney or an embassy official present, Stahl said."
"Dias and the others voluntarily turned over the computer from Tsarnaev's room and told the FBI where they could find the backpack that contained a packet of fireworks," Stahl said. "The FBI recovered all of the items because of Dias's complete cooperation with their investigation. "
"Robert G. Stahl, who is representing Dias Kadyrbayev, issued a statement after the indictment that said his client is a 'typical young, foreign college student who loves America' and 'did not obstruct justice and did not knowingly or intentionally take evidence from Dzohkhar Tsarnaev’s dorm room.'"
New Jersey Law Journal
"... the contacts he developed working on commercial matters in the former Soviet Union helped him land a role in the Boston Marathon bombing case."
"A former assistant U.S. attorney under Samuel Alito and Michael Chertoff...."
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