BOSTON (AP) — 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.