Man Arrested In Times Square Case To Plead In Deal
A man arrested in Massachusetts during the investigation into the failed New York Times Square bombing is expected to plead guilty under a deal with prosecutors that will spare him prison time but result in him being deported to his native Pakistan.
Aftab Ali, also known as Aftab Khan, is expected to enter his guilty plea in federal court in Boston on Tuesday. Court documents show he 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 in connection with the failed bombing attempt last May.
Authorities say Khan unwittingly supplied $4,900 to Faisal Shahzad of Bridgeport, Conn., who was later convicted in the attempted bombing. Khan was not accused of knowing about or participating in the plot.
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