NY bomb plot - detainee to be deported

2011-04-12 22:41

Boston - A man arrested in Massachusetts during the investigation into the failed New York Times Square bombing has pleaded guilty to immigration and illegal money-transfer charges and now faces deportation to his native Pakistan.

Aftab Ali, also known as Aftab Khan, was sentenced in federal court on Tuesday to time served.

He has been placed in the custody of immigration and customs enforcement, which is expected to deport him within weeks.

Ali has been in federal custody for 11 months. He was one of four men arrested in connection with the failed bombing attempt last May.

Authorities say Khan unwittingly supplied $4 900 to Faisal Shahzad who was later convicted in the attempted bombing. Khan was not accused of knowing about or participating in the bomb plot.