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Two Students And Friends Of Accused Boston Bomber Indicted On Obstruction Of Justice Charges!

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Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, students from Kazakhstan and college friends of the accused Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, were just indicted by a grand jury on charges of obstruction of justice today, according to the U.S. Attorney's office for Massachusetts.

The pair are being accused of removing Dzhokhar's backpack containing fireworks, and his laptop from his dorm room, after the FBI released pictures of Dzhokhar and his brother in order to discover their identities.

Dias and Azamat already potentially face 5 years in prison, having been previously charged with conspiracy, and if convicted of obstruction of justice for helping to hide evidence, they could serve an additional 20 years.

The two are currently in federal custody and await trial.

This news reminds us of that sad day in April, a tragedy that still is so fresh in our minds and hearts. So sad.

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Paulina Rubio Arrested After Altercation With Miami Cops!

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Not cool, chica!

Paulina Rubio was arrested on Saturday afternoon after she got into an altercation with cops in Miami.

The singer was involved in a minor car accident near the beach, but when the cops arrived, Paulina got into an argument with officers on the scene and was eventually arrested.

She was busted for disorderly conduct, obstruction of justice, and refusal to obey a lawful command.

The cops didn't think the charges were big enough to take her into custody, but she was issued a summons to appear in court at a later date.

Tsk tsk, Paulina. No need to have a bad temper. We're just thankful nobody was hurt in the accident.

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Barry Bonds Found GUILTY!

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It didn't look good for the home run king from the start, but Barry Bonds was convicted by a federal jury of obstruction of justice Wednesday.

Witnesses say the former San Francisco Giant's player, who holds the record for most career home runs and most in a single season, showed no emotion when the verdict was read.

Unfortunately for the prosecution, but fortunately for Bonds, it doesn't appear as if this verdict means too much and he may get off much easier than anticipated.

Out of 4 possible charges facing bonds, a jury could only unanimously decide on finding him guilty of obstruction, while they remained deadlocked on the other 3 steroid charges, prompting the defense to ask for a mistrial.

The prosecution insists on a sentencing date, during which Bonds could face up to 10 years in prison, but others with similar offenses have only received a few months in prison, if prison at all.

The prosecution said in a statement:

"In the United States, taking an oath and promising to testify truthfully is a serious matter. We cannot ignore those who choose instead to obstruct justice. We will decide whether to seek a retrial of the defendant on the remaining counts as soon as possible."

The judge presiding over the case has set a May 20 date for a "status conference", so only time will tell how the prosecution will move forward.

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