Congressman Paul Tonko is asking the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) to respond to allegations regarding the fatal Schoharie limo crash that took 20 lives in 2018. In a letter to the FBI, Tonko noted that recent press coverage claims FBI involvement allowed the unsafe limousine to remain on the road.

“Recent press coverage of this tragedy has alleged that the Federal Bureau of Investigation may have shielded Mr. Hussain and his family over the years from various legal consequences as a reward for Mr. Hussain’s prior service as a confidential informant,” the letter reads. “These disturbing allegations are of great concern to me as well as families who lost loved ones in this deadly crash.”

Tonko is asking the FBI to release any documents and information the agency has in connection with Shahed Hussain, the owner of Prestige Limousine. Nauman Hussain – the operator of Prestige Limo Company – pleaded guilty to 20 counts of criminally negligent homicide but did not receive jail time. Instead, he agreed to five years of probation and 1,000 hours of community service. Although the criminal case is over, the families of the victims in the crash are pursuing civil cases against Hussain, Mavis Discount Tire, and the state of New York.

Source: News 10

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