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    The US Justice Department stated that Dias Kadyrbayev, sentenced to six years in US prison for disposing of evidence in Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s case, will be deported back to his native Kazakhstan once his sentence is completed.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Dias Kadyrbayev, sentenced to six years in US prison for disposing of evidence in Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s case, will be deported back to his native Kazakhstan once his sentence is completed, the US Justice Department said in a statement.

    “Kadyrbayev has agreed to be deported to Kazakhstan from the United States after serving his sentence,” the Justice Department said on Tuesday.

    The Justice Department added that at the time of his April 2013 arrest Kadyrbayev was in the United States on an invalid student visa.

    On Tuesday, Kadyrbayev was sentenced to six years in prison for disposing of a backpack with fireworks and a computer from Tsarnaev’s dorm room after the April 15, 2013 terror attack in Boston.

    Kadyrbayev faced up to 20 years in prison, but under a plea agreement, the judge ultimately decided to sentence him to six years.

    Kadyrbayev and another Kazakh, Azamat Tazhayakov, threw away physical evidence that forced authorities to search a landfill to find the backpack and computer.

    Tazhayakov is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday.


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