BOSTON (AP) — An FBI agent says a man who was a friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects sent more than $71,000 to people in six countries, often using false names, from 2010 to 2013.
The agent says the money transfers by the man, Khairullozhon Matanov (hy-ROO'-luh-zhahn MAH'-tuh-nahf), stopped during the time in 2012 when one of the bombing suspects went to Russia.
The agent's testimony came during a hearing Wednesday where prosecutors plan to ask a judge to keep Matanov locked up while he awaits trial.
Matanov is accused of deleting computer files and lying to investigators. A prosecutor says the use of false names in money transfers shows a pattern of deceit.
Authorities say he knew the brothers who they say planted bombs at the marathon last year, killing three people and wounding hundreds.