Shahzad received USD 5,000 from a co-conspirator

Pakistani-American terror suspect Faisal Shahzad had received USD 5,000 in Massachusetts from a co-conspirator who he believed worked with the Pakistani Taliban, prosecutors said.

Updated: Jun 23, 2010, 11:51 AM IST

Boston: Pakistani-American terror suspect
Faisal Shahzad, who has pleaded guilty to planting a bomb in
Times Square, had received USD 5,000 in Massachusetts from a
co-conspirator who he believed worked with the Pakistani
Taliban, prosecutors said.

"On or about February 25, 2010, Shahzad received
approximately USD 5,000 in cash in Massachusetts sent from a
co-conspirator not named as a defendant herein who Shahzad
understood worked for Tehrik-e-Taliban," according to an
indictment filed last week.

The Boston Globe newspaper said according to the
indictment, Shahzad received approximately USD 7,000, sent at
the direction of the same person, who was described in the
indictment as `CC-1`, on April 10 in New York.

Shahzad entered a guilty plea on Monday.

He was apprehended at John F Kennedy airport in New
York on May 3 while trying to escape Pakistan via Dubai.

At the plea hearing, Shahzad said he was "part of the
answer to the US terrorizing the Muslim nations and the Muslim
people."

He said he wanted to "plead guilty 100 times over."

PTI