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Times Square Bomb Plot Could Have Cost as Little As Seven Thousand

NEW YORK (AP) - Confessed Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad
appears to have financed his failed plot with a wad of $100 bills,
but the amount of money needed to execute the scheme was fairly
modest.

There were plane tickets to and from Pakistan, living expenses,
$1,300 for a used SUV, $95 worth of firecrackers and other small
amounts for tanks of gasoline and propane.

The total could add up to as little as $7,000.

Shahzad's finances are under scrutiny as authorities try to
learn whether he got cash from an overseas group.

A law enforcement official has told The Associated Press that
investigators have identified - and are looking for - a person who
helped courier money to Shahzad from overseas. The official spoke
on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the
investigation.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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