Man arrested in NY Times Square case reaches deal

A Pakistani man arrested in Massachusetts during the investigation into the failed Times Square bombing has agreed to a deal with prosecutors in which he`ll plead guilty, avoid prison time and be deported.

Boston: A Pakistani man arrested in
Massachusetts during the investigation into the failed Times
Square bombing has agreed to a deal with prosecutors in which
he`ll plead guilty, avoid prison time and be deported.

Documents filed Wednesday in US District Court in
Boston say Aftab Ali, also known as Aftab Khan, will plead
guilty to unlicensed money transmitting and lying to federal
agents about his immigration status.

Khan was one of three men taken into custody last May
in connection with the failed bombing attempt.

Authorities say Khan unwittingly supplied USD 4,900 to
Faisal Shahzad of Bridgeport, Connecticut, who was later
convicted of the attempt. Khan was not accused of knowing
about or participating in the plot.

Sentencing is scheduled for April 12. Khan`s lawyer
did not immediately return a call today.

PTI

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