(NECN) - Aftab Ali Khan, formerly of Watertown, Massachusetts, has been charged with immigration fraud and making false statements.
In a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Boston today, it is alleged that Ali, a Pakistani citizen, entered the country in August 2009 to marry his then-fiancee and begin working at a Brookline gas station.
It is alleged that approximately three months later, after marrying a different woman, Ali defrauded the government by filing documents to adjust his immigration status in which he knowingly omitted his unauthorized employment.
The complain further alleges that following the failed Times Square bombing in May of 2010, investigators obtained evidence that Ali had provided nearly $5,000 to Faisal Shahazad, the would-be bomber.
The complaint does not allege that Khan knew what the money would be used for.
If convicted, Ali faces up to 10 years imprisonment, to be followed by three-year term of supervised release and a $250,000 fine on the charge of immigration document fraud and up to five years imprisonment to be followed by a three-year term of supervised release and a $250,000 fine on the charge of making false statements.