Bombing suspects’ sister in NYC court
New York — A defense lawyer says the Boston Marathon bombing suspects’ sister denies making phone threats, allegations that have resulted in a harassment charge.
Authorities say Ailina Tsarnaeva of North Bergen, New Jersey, claimed that people she knew could bomb the home of a woman who was previously involved with her husband.
Her lawyer, Susan Marcus, said Tuesday that the claim is “uncorroborated.”
Bail was set at $5,000.
Tsarnaeva told reporters she had “nothing to say.”
Authorities say Tsarnaeva has been required to check in with Massachusetts probation officers since last October after she failed to cooperate with a counterfeiting investigation.
Her brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty in the April 2013 marathon explosions, which killed three people. Her other brother, Tamerlan, died after a gunbattle with police.
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