Faisal Shahzad Times Square bomb plot suspect Aftab Khan ordered deported to Pakistan
BY Samuel Goldsmith
The New York Daily News, May 28 2010
A man arrested in Massachusetts during the probe into the failed Times Square car bombing was ordered deported to Pakistan Friday.
A U.S. immigration judge in Boston said Aftab Khan, 27, must leave the country. Khan was arrested May 13 and accused of giving money to the car bomb suspect, Faisal Shahzad.
Khan claimed he'd never heard of Shahzad before the arrest, but authorities said the accused bomber's name was in Khan's cell phone and written on an envelope in his apartment.
Shahzad and three other men were arrested in connection with May's failed car bombing.
Authorities banned Shahzad, a Pakistani-American who had recently returned from a trip to his home country, at Kennedy Airport two days after the failed attack.
Shahzad, 30, of Connecticut, stuffed an SUV with explosives and fireworks and tried to detonate it in the heart of Times Square on a busy Saturday night.
Mass. man held in NYC bomb probe ordered deported
The Associated Press, May 28, 2010
BOSTON – A U.S. immigration judge has ordered a man arrested in Massachusetts during the probe into the failed Times Square bombing deported to Pakistan.
Judge Robin Feder made the ruling in the case of Aftab Khan on Thursday.
The 27-year-old Khan was one of three men arrested May 13 and accused of supplying money to the primary suspect, Faisal Shahzad. But authorities said the men may not have known how the money would be used.
Khan'S lawyer had asked Feder to allow his client to voluntarily leave the country, while federal authorities asked Feder to keep Khan in the United States.
Khan said he'd never heard of Shahzad before his arrest. But federal authorities said Khan had Shahzad's name in his cell phone and written on an envelope.
A message left with Khan's attorney was not immediately returned