United States v. Tsarnaev

Anonymous asked: I think Jahar is that stupid. So far not one person in this case has shown any brains or streets smarts abd I bet Jahar never realized he would get his friends in trouble.

Yes, he could have been that stupid, and it might be the reason for his reckless behavior where his friends were concerned. idk what to think about this….

useyourcommoncents asked: PV...what do you think about how J screwed Silva. I mean he knew what he needed that gun for and it could get his friend in trouble if it should be found out where it came from, right? But I wonder if they will give him a deal if he testifies against J as the one that gave it to him. Somehow someone in Maine turned on Silva, thus connecting it back to him.

It has been reported that members of a Portland area drug gang who have recently plead guilty or been sentenced because of drug related crimes probably gave up Silva and connected him to the gun.  Not quite sure why Jahar’s friends and/or Stephen’s friends think Jahar is ratting Stephen out now.   Maybe he’s told LE something, but what?  If Jahar wants a plea deal he need to talk and give up some information.   If he and Tamerlan were truly lone wolves, he’s got a big problem because he has zilch to offer up in exchange for a deal.

So basically at this point five friends of Jahar are in deep shit because of the brother’s nonsense.  Stephen Silva is currently in the least amount of trouble, but that could change.  Seems that Jahar’s friends were as expendable as the people at the marathon.   Jahar is not dumb and had to know that involving them by using Silva’s gun or sending his friends to his dorm room was probably going to get them in serious trouble.  If I were them I’d be mad as hell and I would certainly testify against him to help myself. 

Anonymous asked: Who are the Portland Maine people you're referring to?

inktablet:

Before Silva’s arrest this week, this article is the last we heard about the Ruger’s journey. The gun was traced to Maine and was associated with a group of bad actors.

Here’s some excerpts from the article I linked above:

According to government sources, Sun, 26, was asked about the Ruger. After spending 50 hours in the Cumberland County Jail, he told police he had passed his gun to Biniam Tsegai.

Tsegai, 27, was well known to local police. An immigrant from Eritrea, he goes by the moniker Icy.

Tsegai was picked up three weeks later, on May 23, 2013, on Free Street in Portland on a fugitive warrant from a 2009 robbery case. He was taken to the Cumberland County Jail.

[…]

Tsegai refused to talk to police about the Ruger or anything else after his arrest. He remains in jail awaiting trial, facing a maximum sentence of 40 years if convicted of the drug charges.

According to court records, federal wiretaps of his jailhouse phone calls show he has warned others not to talk.

inktablet:

patsysvodka:

meenamaekay:

some of Jahars friends are thinking he ratted out Stephen

Hmmm. So is this how they knew Stephen had possession of the gun in Feb. 2013?

By “they” are you referring to LE?  Could be Jahar is talking, but reporters are saying it’s likely that one of the Portland, Maine crew sang like a bird for a plea deal.

Yes, I’m referring to LE, still catching up with all this.  The Portland crew makes more sense re: the gun.  Still think they might have been trying to get a second gun from Stephan on the 18th.  Why did they go back to that area of Cambridge?

inktablet:

patsysvodka:

meenamaekay:

some of Jahars friends are thinking he ratted out Stephen

Hmmm. So is this how they knew Stephen had possession of the gun in Feb. 2013?

By “they” are you referring to LE?  Could be Jahar is talking, but reporters are saying it’s likely that one of the Portland, Maine crew sang like a bird for a plea deal.

Yes, I’m referring to LE, still catching up with all this.  The Portland crew makes more sense re: the gun.  Still think they might have been trying to get a second gun from Stephan on the 18th.  Why did they go back to that area of Cambridge?

meenamaekay:

some of Jahars friends are thinking he ratted out Stephen

Hmmm. So is this how they knew Stephen had possession of the gun in Feb. 2013?

meenamaekay:

some of Jahars friends are thinking he ratted out Stephen

Hmmm. So is this how they knew Stephen had possession of the gun in Feb. 2013?

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The Bombers Made Me Do It

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joeypuniverse:

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gardens-of-secrets:

On July 23rd, Howie Carr (the king of comedy gold) interviewed Michele McPhee about the arrest of Stephen Silva. She spoke extensively about the case, and even though Howie was a bit obsessed about who had EBT cards, this is what Michele had to say based on FBI files that she had seen:

Stephen Silva was a roommate of Robel at UMD.

The ATF used a chemical process to raise the scraped-off serial number of the gun. The gun was legally purchased in Maine, but the buyer then gave it to a “crack cocaine crew” in Portland. Many in the crew were Muslim and had come from Cambridge by way of Eretiea and the Sudan. The name of the bust was “Operation Run This Town.”

Brendan Mess’s Sudanese Muslim girlfriend knew Tamerlan and had gone to the same mosque with him. Her former husband died mysteriously; it was ruled a suicide but the gunshot wound was at the back of the head.

Khairullozhon Matanov and Ibragim Todashev were roommates at the time of the Waltham murders. They were shown to be in the area at the time of the murders because of the use of their EBT cards – which contradicts the statement of Ibragim’s widow that he was not in Massachusetts.

Matanov said that he was here to attend Quincy College. He only attended for nine days before he got political asylum.

Matanov is also a suspect in the Waltham murders.

One of the “crack cocaine crew” gave up Stephen Silva’s name.

Matanov had seen Tamerlan with another gun beside the BB gun.

Katherine Russell and Zahira are now living with the Tsarnaev sisters.

Bella was collecting EBT benefits in her father Anzor’s name well into 2013.

Ailina’s counterfeiting case also involved fake IDs.

The Tsarnaevs had “under-the-table” jobs.

One of Tamerlan’s pizza delivery jobs was at Jerry’s Italian Kitchen, which was the last place called by the Waltham murder victims. The delivery man (not Tamerlan) went to the apartment and got no answer.

“There are drugs throughout this entire case.”

Tamerlan was “laughing his head off” at the footage of the man falling down in the middle of the street after the first bomb blast, according to Matanov. This happened when Matanov took the brothers to dinner the evening of the bombings.

I know that none of this looks good for the Tsarnaev family and their friends, but I listened to the interview and feel obliged to put it out there. We shall see how this pans out.

Whoa!

This case gives and gives. Take everything with a grain of salt tho, there has been a lot of false info given out as we’ve seen before. Even if Matanov said those things doesn’t mean they were true, he might have been trying to cover his own ass by saying things he thought they would want to hear

Very true. inktablet just reminded me that this is the same reporter from ABC news, so this could be more false info from that network. Still interesting info, though.

Anonymous asked: Hi

Anonymous asked: I will be bummed if they move the case out of Boston, only because I live a couple of hours away and have a relative doing an internship at the Boston Globe. But they just might move out of state with all of these leaks to the media. They will continue unless the judge makes some kind of official ruling against them.

I too have my own selfish reasons for wanting the case to stay in Boston.  I still doubt it will be moved.  Also not holding my breath waiting for the judge to rule against these leaks…

Anonymous asked: It's obvious Steven is using his friendship for a excuse to get out of trouble.

thedeaddonottalk:

gardens-of-secrets:

Are you referring to his saying “I smoke weed every day because my best friend is the bomber”? I think mentioning his friendship with Jahar will make things worse for him. And if it turns out the gun is the same one used to kill Sean Collier…

I think that giving the feds more info on Jahar can lessen his punishment. A sort of deal.