A 23-year-old Quincy man, Khairullozhon Matanov, has been charged with obstructing the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Matanov made false statements to federal investigators and deleted information from his computer after the FBI released the photos of Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, naming them suspects in the bombing. The indictment says Matanovtried to hide his connection to the Tsarnaevs, and the fact that he "shared the suspected bombers’ philosophical justification for violence."

Matanov is charged with one count of "destroying, altering, and falsifying records, documents, and tangible objects in a federal investigation, specifically information on his computer, and three counts of making materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statements in a federal terrorism investigation."

Matanov could face 20 years in prison for destroying evidence eight years for each count of making false statements.

Matanov isn't charged with planning the bombings or knowing about them in advance.

Read the indictment: