Boston Bombings

Boston Bombing Suspect Has Ties to the CIA

Boston terror suspects uncle was married to CIA officer's daughter and even shared a home with the agent


Katie Davies
Daily Mail
April 27, 2013

An uncle of the Boston bombers was previously married to a CIA officer's daughter for three years, it emerged today. 

Ruslan Tsarni, who publicly denounced his two terrorist nephews' actions and called them 'Losers', even lived with his father-in-law agent Graham Fuller in his Maryland home for a year. 

Mr Fuller was forced to explain the relationship today as news of the family link emerged online.


He told Al-Monitor that his daughter, Samantha, was married to Ruslan, whose surname was then Tsarnaev, for three to four years in the 1990s.

The couple divorced in 1999 more than ten years after he left the agency in 1987. 

'Samantha was married to Ruslan Tsarnaev (Tsarni) for 3-4 years, and they lived in Bishkek for one year where Samantha was working for Price Waterhouse on privatization projects,' Mr Fuller said.

'They also lived in our house in [Maryland] for a year or so and they were divorced in 1999, I believe.

'I, of course, retired from CIA in 1987 and had moved on to working as a senior political scientist for RAND.' 

He said his son-in-law showed no interest in the agency or politics but spoke generally about his family in Chechnya. 

He said any attempts to portray the relationship as a link between the security agency and the two terrorists was 'absurd'.



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