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Katherine Russell Tsarnaev Wife Of Boston Bomber Hires Terrorist's Lawyer

May 10, 2013

The widow of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has hired a prominent criminal lawyer with experience defending terrorism cases as she continues to face questions from federal authorities.

Katherine Russell added New York lawyer Joshua Dratel to her legal team, her attorney Amato DeLuca said Wednesday. Dratel has represented a number of terrorism suspects in federal courts and military commissions, including Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainee David Hicks, who attended an al-Qaida-linked training camp in Afghanistan.

"Mr. Dratel's unique, specialized experience will help insure that Katie can assist in the ongoing investigation in the most constructive way possible," DeLuca said in a written statement.

"...Russell is currently an FBI "Person of Interest" and as such has hired an attorney, Joshua Dratel, who specializes in terror-related cases, to defend her. Dratel handled the case of Lynn Stewart, the lawyer who was convicted of smuggling messages between her then-client, the spiritual leader of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, Omar Abdel Rahman, and followers of an Egyptian terrorist group, and he represented Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks, who had attended an al-Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan..."

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