A sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared in a South Boston district court on Wednesday to address an outstanding warrant for her arrest. The woman, Ailina Tsarnaeva, 23, was arraigned in January 2011 on a charge that she misled an investigator looking into the passing of a counterfeit bill at a Boston Applebee's; the warrant was issued when she failed to appear later for a court date. Prosecutors say that she knew members of the group that allegedly used the bill, but that she lied to the police about the incident. On Wednesday, Judge Michael C. Bolden released Ms. Tsarnaeva, who now lives in New Jersey, on $1,500 personal recognizance and required her to check in weekly with probation officers. She could face up to 2.5 years in prison if convicted.
This article originally appeared in The New York Times. First Published October 17, 2013 2:01 PM