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Azamat Tazhayakov found guilty

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Azamat Tazhayakov, friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has been convicted of impeding the investigation into the attack.

He was found guilty of obstruction of justice and conspiracy.

Tazhayakov was accused of agreeing with another friend, Dias Kadyrbayev, to take a backpack containing opened fireworks and other items from Tsarnaev's college dorm room.

He faces up to 25 years in prison when he is sentenced in October.

Dias Kadyrbayev will be tried separately in September.

Tsarnaev is awaiting a November trial and faces the possibility of the death penalty if convicted.

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