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Tsarnaev family handed $100K in taxpayer-funded aid

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By Boston Herald
Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 6:51 p.m.
 

BOSTON — The Tsarnaev family, including the suspected terrorists and their parents, benefited from more than $100,000 in taxpayer-funded assistance — a bonanza ranging from cash and food stamps to Section 8 housing from 2002 to 2012, the Boston Herald has learned.

“The breadth of the benefits the family was receiving was stunning,” said a person with knowledge of documents handed over to a legislative committee.

The state has handed over more than 500 documents to the 11-member House Post Audit and Oversight Committee, which met for the first time and plans to call in officials from the Department of Transitional Assistance to testify.

“I can assure members of the public that this committee will actively review every single piece of information we can find because clearly the public has a substantial right to know what benefits, if any, this family or individuals accused of some horrific crimes were receiving,” said state Rep. David Linsky, D-Natick, the committee's chairman.

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