The two brothers involved in the Boston bombings and their family received as much as $100,000 in government benefits from Massachusetts, according to reports.
The largesse included cash and food stamps as well as help with housing in 2002-12.
In the documents that have yet to be released publicly, an anonymous source with direct knowledge of the details told the Boston Herald the welfare payments received over the 10 years were “stunning” in their breadth.
A full-scale investigation by a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives is set be launched shortly to determine how the substantial sums involved were authorized and why they were granted over such an extended period of time.
David Linksy, a Massachusetts congressman, told the Herald the committee would thoroughly review all the details of the case.
Americans have a “substantial right to know what benefits, if any, this family or individuals accused…
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