Money broker seeks leniency in Times Square bomb plot

Last Updated: Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 08:40

New York: A New York man who unwittingly
gave USD 7000 to Times Square bomb plotter Faisal Shahzad has
requested leniency from a federal judge saying he hopes to
avoid jail term for the sake of his family.

Mohammad Younis, 45, faces jail time and deportation
after pleading guilty in August to illegal banking charge.

He will be sentenced on November 30 and faces five years
in prison.

In a letter to District Judge John Keenan pleading no
jail term, Younis said Shahzad`s arrest and the subsequent
investigation resulted in him losing his job and saw his
family cast into unrelenting "chaos and trouble" because of
publicity.

He said he is seeking leniency so he can support his
family.

Prosecutors say Younis provided USD 7,000 in USD 100
bills to Shahzad, who tried to blow up drove an SUV in Times
Square in May 2010. He pleaded guilty and is serving a life
sentence.

PTI




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