Money broker seeks leniency in Times Square bomb plot
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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.


First Published: Saturday, November 26, 2011, 00:03

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