Three friends and former roommates of one of the alleged Boston bombers face charges related to the investigation into the attack, court documents showed Wednesday, dpa reported.
Two of the men, Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, face charges of destroying evidence for allegedly disposing of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's backpack containing fireworks and his laptop computer. The third man Robel Phillipos is charged with making false statements to investigators.
The men were students at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and had once lived with Tsarnaev. They are due to appear in court later Wednesday.