Massachusetts Man Held In NYC Bomb Probe Ordered Deported

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A U.S. immigration judge has ordered a man arrested in Massachusetts during the probe into the failed Times Square bombing deported to his native Pakistan.

The ruling in the case of 27-year-old Aftab Khan was made Thursday by Judge Robin Feder and announced Friday.

Khan was one of three men arrested on immigration charges May 13
and 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 lawyer had asked the judge to allow his client to voluntarily leave the country. Federal authorities had asked the judge to keep Khan in the United States.

Khan says he never heard of Shahzad before his arrest. But federal authorities say Khan had Shahzad's name in his cell phone and written on an envelope.


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