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Updated: April 9, 2011 08:06 IST

Pakistani man to plead guilty for helping Faisal Shahzad

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A Pakistani man, who had supplied about $5,000 to Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad, has agreed to plead guilty to charges against him and will be deported under a deal reached with prosecutors here.

Aftab Ali will admit in court to charges of “unlicensed money transmitting” and that he lied to federal agents about his immigration status, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Boston on April 6.

His sentencing has been scheduled for April 12.

Ali, 29, was arrested during investigation into the failed May 2010 Times Square bombing attempt.

Under the deal with prosecutors, Ali would plead guilty to the charges of “unlicensed money transmitting and immigration document fraud,” be sentenced to time served and pay a $200 fine.

He would later be deported to Pakistan.

He is currently with U.S. Marshals and would be transferred to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Ali has been in federal custody since May 2010 and was arrested along with his uncle Pir Khan and Mohammad Shafiq ur Rahman in Watertown near here.

He had unwittingly transmitted $4,900 in cash to Shahzad.

Federal authorities have not prosecuted Ali as a terrorist.

Shahzad pleaded guilty last June to his role in the attempted bombing and was sentenced to life in prison in October.

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