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.