FBI Informant Listed as Owner of Limo in Deadly NY Crash

FBI Informant Listed as Owner of Limo in Deadly NY Crash

Federal Department of Transportation records show that Prestige Limousine Chauffeur Service - identified by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as the company whose limo crashed on Saturday - is owned by Shahed Hussain of Gaansevort.

According to authorities, the 2001 Ford Excursion limo that was being driven by 53-year-old Scott Lisinicchia was traveling southwest on State Route 30 when it sped through an intersection with State Route 30 A and collided with an SUV in a parking lot.

Authorities said Hussain, 62, is in his native Pakistan at present.

Prestige in Saratoga County is a separate business from other limo companies in NY that have the same or similar names.

The limo company owner's lawyer also confirmed that he was indeed the same Shahed Hussain who became a "celebrated informant" for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Albany-area lawyer Dana Salazar, who represented Shahed Hussain in a civil action against Saratoga County that revolved around the Saratoga Road motel property, verified Monday that her client had indeed been the celebrated informant.

According to U.S. media reports, Mr Hussain left Pakistan in the 1990s to seek asylum in the United States after being accused of murder.

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Hussain's path to becoming an informant began after the 9/11 terrorist attacks when he was arrested in an FBI fraud investigation in Albany that targeted a ring of corrupt translators, state motor vehicle workers and almost 100 immigrants who had illegally obtained driver's licenses with help from Hussain.

He later was accused of making fraudulent statements in a personal bankruptcy case as well.

Hussain pleaded guilty to a felony in relation to the DMV scam but avoided prison and deportation by becoming an informant, working in New York's Muslim communities to find people who had radical tendencies.

But it was Hussain's work as an informant in a controversial counter-terrorism sting in Albany that thrust him into the spotlight. Hussain was a key figure in the FBI's case against the so-called Newburgh Four-four Muslim men sentenced to 25-year prison terms after they were convicted for placing what they thought were bombs in a NY synagogue in 2010. Hussain said the accusation was false and politically motivated. "I join all New Yorkers in mourning these deaths and share in the unspeakable sorrow experienced by their families and loved ones during this extremely hard time".

"We have located the owner of the company", said Maj. A forensic investigation unit is examining the vehicle and the collision reconstruction team will also perform a mechanical examination, police said. Among the victims were four sisters and three of their husbands.

Cuomo said that the limousine involved in the crash had failed a state inspection and should not have been on the road. The companies' vehicles were driven a total of 3,500 miles last year, and had no accidents in the previous two years, according to the database.

Hussain and his wife previously lived at the motel but the manager, Arnie Cornett, on Monday said they were no longer living there when he moved in about 18 months ago.

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