Many of you don’t know who Ibragim Todashev is because his story was buried so far back and never hit any of the major news outlets until now on TPP.
After the Boston bombings the FBI went on a “man-hunt” for anyone who had ties to Tamerlan Tsarnaev. One guy the FBI questioned was Ibragim Todashev.
Todashev is a well known MMA fighter and wrestler, who used to live in Boston and worked out at the same gym as Tsarnaez. By all accounts Todashev knew Tsarnaev only because they were both from Chechnya and lived in the same town in Boston, and worked out at the same gym. They never sparred together and never moved in the same crowds. Here is a video of Todashev fighting:
On the afternoon of May 22, 2013, law enforcement officers, including an FBI special agents from the Boston field office and two Massachusetts State Police (MSP) troopers, arrived at Ibragim Todashev’s apartment in Orlando, Florida, and interviewed Todashev for approximately eight hours in his living room on regards to Tsarnaev.
During this interview Todashev was questioned about the triple murder of Brendan Mess, 25, Erik Weissman, 31, and Raphael Teken, 37, which had occurred Waltham in 2011. The guys were low-level pot dealers. One of the men murdered was Brendan Mess who was the best friend of Tsarnaev. The FBI wanted to connect Tsarnaev to the homocides and they were looking for a confession at any cost, even against an innocent man.
After questioning for many hours Todashev wrote a confession implicating himself and Tsarnaev in the triple homocide. Here is his unsigned confession:
My name is IBRAGIM TODASHEV
I wanna tell the story about the robbery
me and Tam did in Waltham in September
of 2011. That was [?] by Tamerlan.
[?] [?] he [?] to me to rob
the drug dealers. We went to their
house we got in there and Tam had
a gun he pointed it [?] the guy that
opened the door for us [?]
we went upstairs into the house
[?] 3 guys in there [?] we put them
on the ground and then we [?]
[?] taped their hands up
But here is the where shit gets real. The men who were murdered were never tied up, they were not shot, and they were not robbed. In fact, when they were found by Mess’ girlfriend she said their hands were not bound. Marijuana and over $5000.00 was scattered on top of them and their throats were slit almost decapitating them. None of these facts are in Todashev’s confession!
The FBI said the reason they didn’t have a chance to get the confession signed was because Todashev attacked them. At first they said it was a medal pipe and that wasn’t true. Then they said they were attacked by a decorative wall sword with a broken handle and that was not true. And then they said Todoshev attacked them and that his body was considered a “dangerous weapon” because he was a MMA fighter. The FBI shot Todoshev seven times. Three of the shots to his back. Also note the bruise on left side of his face just under the brow line. Looks like a hit with a butt of a gun?
Now the family is demanding answers from the FBI and the FBI says they are not finished with their “investigation.”
Here is a video of Tdoshev’s wife and family members during a press Q&A
The murder of Todashev still remains unsolved, and unfortunately forgotten. We will never know the truth of what happened to Ibragim Todashev.