Man held in car bomb probe deported to Pakistan

May 22, 2011 - 1:58 PM

BOSTON (AP) — Federal immigration officials say a Pakistani man arrested in Massachusetts during the investigation into last year's failed New York Times Square car bombing has been deported to Pakistan.

Aftab Ali Khan, who was from Watertown, was accompanied by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers on a flight from Logan International Airport to Islamabad on Sunday. Khan, his uncle, and a man in Maine were arrested on immigration violations nearly two weeks after the failed bombing attempt on May 1, 2010.

Khan pleaded guilty to immigration and illegal money-transfer charges. He did not face terrorism-related charges.

Federal authorities say Ali unwittingly supplied $4,900 to Faisal Shahzad, of Bridgeport, Conn., who was convicted in the attempted bombing.

Ali came to the U.S. in August 2009 on a 90-day visa to get married.