Man linked to Times Square bomb plot had Shahzad's phone number

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New York, May 21 (ANI): A Pakistani man suspected of helping the failed bombing attempt in Times Square had bomb suspect Faisal Shahzad's phone number on his cell phone, a federal immigration attorney revealed at a hearing Thursday.

The New York Post and the FOX News Channel reported that investigators also found an envelope with the name "Faisal" written on it in Aftab Ali Khan's apartment.

The possible link between Khan, 27, and Shahzad was revealed at a hearing Thursday where Khan faced charges of violating immigration law by staying in the country on an expired visa.

Sources told FOX News that Khan admitted to the immigration judge that he was inside the United States illegally and offered to leave the country voluntarily.

Khan's lawyer denied his client had any connection with Faisal Shahzad or had ever heard his name.

Khan is one of three Pakistanis believed to have helped Shahzad by providing money. The three men were arrested May 13 after a series of FBI raids across the northeastern U.S. (ANI)

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