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Man charged with providing $7,000 to Times Square bomber pleads guilty
NEW YORK (AP) ' A New York man accused of providing $7,000 to a Connecticut man who tried to set off a bomb in Times Square last year has pleaded guilty to a charge that he conducted an unlicensed money-transmitting business.
Mohammad Younis, of Centereach, entered the plea in federal court in Manhattan on Thursday.
Authorities say Younis admitted to FBI agents that he gave an individual $7,000 several weeks before Faisal Shahzad (FY'-sul shah-ZAHD') drove a vehicle to Times Square and tried to set off a bomb. It produced smoke but never exploded.
Shahzad was arrested as he tried to flee the country. He pleaded guilty and is serving a life prison sentence.
Younis is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 30.