Man arrested in NY Times Square case reaches deal

April 8, 2011 4:07:37 AM PDT
A Pakistani man arrested in Massachusetts during the investigation into the failed Times Square bombing is willing to admit he lied to federal agents and be deported under a plea deal. The Boston Globe reports 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 with the failed attempt to bomb Times Square in New York City on May 1, 2010.

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.