Maine resident linked to NYC bomb try due in court


BOSTON (AP) — A Pakistani man living in Maine who was arrested on immigration violations during the Times Square bombing investigation is due in federal immigration court.

Court officials say 34-year-old Mohammad Shafiq Rahman will appear in Boston immigration court Wednesday via teleconference from the South Portland offices of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The federal government claims Rahman overstayed his work visa.

Rahman, a computer programmer who lives with his American wife in South Portland, was arrested May 13.

Rahman has said that he knew bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad years ago, but had not spoken to him in years.

Authorities have said Rahman and two men arrested in Massachusetts may have given money to Shahzad through an informal money transfer network, but may not have known how the money would be used.