A Boston judge Tuesday scheduled an August deportation hearing for a Pakistani man arrested in Massachusetts during the attempted Times Square bombing investigation, finding that he has been living illegally in the country since 1991.

Pir Khan, 43, of Watertown, Mass., was one of three men arrested last month as authorities followed the money trail in their inquiry about Faisal Shahzad, who's accused of trying to set off a car bomb in New York City on May 1.

Authorities have said the men may have given money to Shahzad through a network used by immigrants without knowing how the money would be used.

Tuesday, U.S. Immigration Judge Matthew D'Angelo found Khan is subject to deportation because he entered the United States illegally through Mexico in 1991. D'Angelo scheduled a hearing for Aug. 10.

Khan's lawyer, Saher Macarius, said he'll argue that Khan should be allowed to stay in the United States because he has lived here for more than 10 years without any arrests and that his deportation would pose an "extreme and unusual" hardship for the American woman he married in 2008.

Khan, a cabdriver, was arrested on May 13, along with his cousin, Aftab Khan, and Mohammad Shafiq Rahman, of South Portland, Maine. All three have been charged with immigration violations.

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None of the men have been charged criminally in the Times Square plot.

- AP