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No Bail for Maine Man Detained in Times Square Car Bomb Probe



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    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder holds a press conference at Department of Justice headquarters regarding the investigation into the recent attempted Times Square car bombing May 4, 2010 in Washington, DC. Faisal Shahzad, 30, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan was arrested in connection with the case while on board a flight leaving the country.

    Bail has been revoked for a Pakistani man held on an immigration violation in Maine while authorities investigated the attempted Times Square car bombing.

    Barry Hoffman, Pakistan's consul general in Boston, says the family of Mohammad Shafiq Rahman had rounded up the $10,000 to secure his release only to learn the judge revoked bail at the urging of immigration officials.

    Rahman, of South Portland, Maine, is one of three Pakistani men in New England charged with immigration violations as authorities investigated the May 1 attempted car bombing.

    Faisal Shahzad pleaded guilty to 10 charges in the Times Square case.

    According to Hoffman, Rahman knew Shahzad, but they hadn't had contact in years.