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2 Plead Not Guilty In Alleged Boston Marathon Scam

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Two brothers have pleaded not guilty to making a false $2 million claim to the Boston Marathon bombing victims' fund for their long-dead aunt.

Twenty-two-year-old Branden Mattier and 27-year-old Domunique Grice, both of Boston, were arraigned Wednesday on charges of conspiracy to commit larceny, attempt to commit larceny and identity fraud. Mattier was held on $20,000 bail. Grice was released on personal recognizance and ordered to surrender his passport and report weekly to probation officials.

Mattier was arrested July 2 when he allegedly accepted a fake check from an undercover state trooper. Grice was charged last month. Prosecutors say the brothers planned to test drive a new Mercedes-Benz the day they got the check.

State police say Mattier told them he intended to use the money to help people.

This program aired on September 12, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.

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