Man Arrested In Times Square Car Bomb Investigation Seeks Deportation

BOSTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Pakistani man arrested in Massachusetts during the investigation into the failed Times Square bombing was willing to admit he lied to federal agents and be deported under a plea deal.

The Boston Globe reported that according to court papers, Aftab Ali Khan would plead guilty, be sentenced to time served while awaiting, trial, and be deported to Pakistan.

Khan has been in federal custody since last May when he, his uncle and a man in Maine were arrested in connection and the failed attempt to bomb Times Square in New York City on May 1, 2010.

He was charged with immigration fraud and lying to investigators.

Authorities say Khan unwittingly supplied $4,900 to Faisal Shahzad of Bridgeport, Conn., who was later convicted in the attempt. Khan was not accused of knowing about or participating in the plot.

A lawyer for Khan complained about his client’s treatment in jail, saying he was being held in his cell 23 hours a day and was shackled “hand to foot” when she visited him.

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  1. nyc says:

    Only if he was going to be stoned to death in Pakistan !

  2. bob says:

    If it was an american getting caught at Pakistan with an explosive device in a city center he would not be alive by now. What the heck are we talking about freeing him? The US is seen by many of these countries at war with us as weak. He is being given a second chance to kill americans in any way or form. We are going to regret his liberation.

  3. Ahmed says:

    Pakistanis love to blow things up because they have ruined their own country and now want to ruin others too. Basically, they are losers and hate Infidels who do so much better in the modern world than they are capable of doing.

  4. RUDY says:

    I REALLY HOPE OUR COURT SYSTEM IS’T THAT DUMB TO LET HIM FREE AT ALL, TERRORIZIOM IS A WAR CRIME , PUNISHABLE BY DEATH , WHATS WRONG WITH THIS COUNTRY, WE REALLY NEED SOME BIG BIG CHANGES AND FAST……

  5. KPMc says:

    “The Boston Globe reported that according to court papers, Aftab Ali Khan would plead guilty, be sentenced to time served while awaiting, trial, and be deported to Pakistan.”

    The awful construction of this sentence aside… how can you be awaiting trial if you’ve pleaded guilty and are being sentenced?

    This is what happens when you hire ESL students to write your stories and headlines.

  6. GetThemALL says:

    He now has plenty of time to do his prayers… he should be happy!

  7. bob says:

    why do Pakistanis love to blow up everything???

  8. Jonathan Norman says:

    I say we should deport him… from a space shuttle’s airlock.

    1. angry NYer says:

      totally agree.. without a space suit that is..

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