New court date for Mainer in Times Square probe

Posted Aug. 10, 2010, at 5:41 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — A Pakistani man jailed in Maine over an expired visa while authorities investigated the attempted Times Square car bombing continues to be detained.

Kathryn Mattingly from the Department of Justice executive office for immigration review says that on Tuesday an immigration hearing for Mohammad Shafiq Rahman was rescheduled for Aug. 24.

She says his detention status is unchanged.

Rahman, of South Portland, was one of three Pakistani men in New England charged with immigration violations during the investigation of the May 1 attempted car bombing.

Rahman’s lawyer has said Rahman once met Faisal Shahzad, who pleaded guilty to 10 charges in the Times Square case. But they hadn’t had contact for years.

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