Pakistani-American terror suspect Faisal Shahzad, who has pleaded guilty to planting a bomb in Times Square, had received $ 5,000 in Massachusetts from a co-conspirator who he believed worked with the Pakistani Taliban, prosecutors said.
“On or about February 25, 2010, Shahzad received approximately $ 5,000 in cash in Massachusetts sent from a co-conspirator not named as a defendant herein who Shahzad understood worked for Tehrik-e-Taliban,” according to an indictment filed last week.
The Boston Globe newspaper said according to the indictment, Shahzad received approximately $ 7,000, sent at the direction of the same person, who was described in the indictment as ‘CC-1’, on April 10 in New York.
Shahzad entered a guilty plea on Monday.
He was apprehended at John F Kennedy airport in New York on May 3 while trying to escape Pakistan via Dubai.
At the plea hearing, Shahzad said he was “part of the answer to the US terrorizing the Muslim nations and the Muslim people.”
He said he wanted to “plead guilty 100 times over.”