Mass. Man Held In NYC Bomb Probe Ordered Deported

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An immigration judge is ordering a man arrested in the wake of the Times Square bombing to be deported to Pakistan.

The judge's decision is a blow to federal prosecutors, who had asked the judge to keep 27-year-old Aftab Ali Khan in the U.S.

Federal agents say they found the telephone number for the alleged Times Square bomber, Faisal Shahzad, on a cell phone and an envelope in Khan's possession when they arrested him in Watertown.

Khan says he had never heard of Shahzad before his arrest.

Khan was one of three men arrested on immigration charges May 13, the day he had planned to leave the U.S. for Pakistan through New York and Dubai. He is suspected of supplying money to the primary suspect, Faisal Shahzad, but authorities say the men may not have known how the money would be used.

Khan's attorney says the suspect was leaving the country to wait for paperwork for a green card, since he married a Cambridge woman. Federal agents say he paid the woman $1,500 to $2,000 to marry him.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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