Putting up eight Russian relatives of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and securing translators during his trial cost taxpayers more than $16,000, according to the Boston Herald.
Lodging and temporary admission to the country cost $6,310, and translators for the family cost more than $10,000, the Herald reported, citing 92 pages of emails, forms and receipts. Sixteen FBI agents were assigned to guard and protect the family during their time in the U.S.
Several relatives testified in Tsarnaev's defense, including an aunt who burst into tears when she took the stand. They were originally lodged in a hotel in Revere, Massachusetts, but were moved to an undisclosed location when their whereabouts were discovered.
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Tsarnaev, 22, was convicted of 30 federal charges and sentenced to death for his role in the April 15, 2013, attack.
Three people were killed and more than 260 others were injured when twin bombs exploded near the marathon finish line.