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Father of slain Chechen man meets with U.S. Attorney in Tampa

TAMPA — The father of the Chechen man killed by an FBI agent while being questioned about a Boston Marathon bombing suspect met Wednesday with the acting U.S. Attorney in Tampa as he continued his quest for scrutiny of his son's death.

Abdulbaki Todashev's meeting with A. Lee Bentley III, acting U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, went "fine," said Clearwater lawyer Eric Ludin, who is representing Todashev.

Ibragim Todashev, 27, was killed in May at his Orlando apartment under mysterious circumstances. FBI agents and police had been questioning him about his friendship with suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev when an FBI agent shot and killed him.

The shooting is the subject of U.S. Department of Justice inquiry, Bentley told Todashev, according to his attorney.

"He reassured my client that the investigation was going to be thorough and aggressively done, and they were taking the entire situation seriously," Ludin said.

The meeting came a day after Todashev met with State Attorney Jeff Ashton in Orlando, who is also reviewing the case.

Father of slain Chechen man meets with U.S. Attorney in Tampa 08/21/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 10:03pm]
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