BOSTON—A Boston woman charged with scamming the charity set up for survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and fraudulently receiving benefits from other organizations will likely face trial in February.
WFXT-TV (http://bit.ly/1Ch2bjK ) reports that Joanna Leigh appeared in court on Thursday for a pretrial hearing.
She says she suffered traumatic brain injuries in the explosions that killed three and injured more than 260.
Authorities say Leigh was at the marathon, but wasn’t hurt.
The 41-year-old Leigh remains free after pleading not guilty. She says the charges are retaliation for her criticism of The One Fund victims’ charity.
Prosecutors say Leigh got $8,000 from The One Fund; $18,000 from a state victims’ compensation fund; $9,000 from an online fundraiser; and $1,700 raised by Boston school students.