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Boston bombing suspect's friend released on bail

A teenage college friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused of lying to federal agents, was released on bail Monday but will be on house arrest at his mother's home.

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People embrace before a moment of silence honoring the Boston Marathon bombing victims in Copley Square, near the bombing sites, on April 22, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Mario Tama/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal prosecutors have agreed to bail conditions for Robel Phillipos, a 19-year-old friend of accused Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who was later released him on $100,000 bail Monday.

Phillipos agreed to submit to electronic monitoring and house arrest at his mother's home.

Phillipos has been accused of lying to federal investigators about evidence connected to the Boston bombings, and it's been claimed that the teenager, along with two other friends, helped to rid a dorm room of items connected to Tsarnaev and the deadly explosions.

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A student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, the Cambridge native appeared in court Monday afternoon.

A probable cause hearing has been delayed until May 16, according to USA Today. 

The young man was considered to be a flight risk by federal prosecutors last week, notes the Boston Globe, but officials changed their minds and decided that he was eligible for bail under certain restrictions. 

Phillipos could be sentenced to as much as eight years in prison if he's found guilty of lying to investigators, according to Newsday. 

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