Revealed: Incarcerated Terrorists Given Stimulus Checks

Written By BlabberBuzz | Wednesday, 12 January 2022 19:25

According to court documents reviewed by Fox News Digital, the federal government filed a lawsuit against convicted murderers and sex traffickers who got COVID-19 stimulus checks, ordering them to use the funds to pay compensation to their victims' families.

Senate Republicans cried foul last week after it was published that Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev obtained a $1,400 stimulus check under the $1.9 trillion Coronavirus relief bill known as the American Rescue Plan of 2021, which was signed by President Biden last March.

Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, offered an amendment on the floor at the time to bar stimulus from prisoners, but it failed on a party-line vote, 49-50. The previous Coronavirus relief bills also lacked any language blocking imprisoned felons from getting stimulus payments.

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"Senate Democrats blocked my amendment to prevent prisoners, like the Boston Marathon bomber, from receiving government stimulus checks," Cassidy said in a statement last week to Fox News Digital. "It is an insult to victims."

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Federal officials in Massachusetts filed an appeal Wednesday pressing the court to order Tsarnaev to give back the $1,400 COVID relief money and any other funds in his inmate trust account to be redirected toward the more than $101 million he owes his victims.

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Tsarnaev is just one of many federal prisoners who the federal government is suing to guarantee the stimulus checks are used to pay their court-ordered restitution, court records examined by Fox News Digital reveal.

Anthony Robinson, a prisoner at the United States Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana, is serving a life sentence for killing two people. In August, he was sued by federal officials and demanded to submit his stimulus money to be given as payment toward the thousands he still owed in restitution.

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Yancey Myers, a prisoner at the Federal Correctional Institution in Gilmer, West Virginia, is serving 30 years behind bars for supplying a fatal dose of heroin to a 23-year-old North Dakota man. In August, a judge declared that Myers' stimulus money was not exempt from being grabbed by the government and ordered him to turn over more than $1,000 to go toward restitution.

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Jonathan Dickerson, an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Texarkana, Texas, is serving 20 years behind bars for providing a fatal dose of fentanyl to a 21-year-old Maryland woman. He was ordered to hand over his $1,400 stimulus check to go toward restitution in August.

James Johnson, an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution Milan in Michigan, is serving 10 years in prison for keeping stolen firearms. He was ordered to turn over more than $1,100 of his stimulus money to go toward restitution in August.

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