BOSTON (AP) — A federal immigration judge in Boston has cleared the way for release of a Pakistani man detained on an immigration violation in Maine while authorities investigated the failed Times Square bombing.

Judge Brenda O’Malley on Tuesday reinstated the $10,000 bail for Mohammad Shafiq Rahman that she had earlier revoked at the request of U.S. immigration officials. O’Malley said the government gave no reason for holding Rahman, a computer programmer from South Portland.

The Boston Globe reports that Rahman’s family is hoping to post bail soon. Rahman’s attorney, Cynthia Arn, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Rahman was one of three New England men charged with immigration violations as investigators probed the May 1 attempted bombing in New York City. None has been charged in connection with the incident.

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Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.boston.com/globe


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