Steve Orr Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Published 7:03 AM EDT Oct 9, 2018 ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The aging limousine that crashed Saturday in New York killing 20, was operated by a company with a record of failed inspections – and an owner who was a controversial FBI informant. The 2001 Ford Excursion was operated by Prestige Limousine, a small company that shares an address with a run-down motel in the Saratoga County, New York, town of Wilton, just north of tony Saratoga Springs. The company is owned by Shahed Hussain, whose backstory includes numerous stints as an undercover informant for the FBI. Authorities said Hussain, 62, is in his native Pakistan at present. Other company executives have pledged to cooperate with the investigation. Oct. 8: About 2,500 turnout for New York limo crash victims vigil Oct. 8: Upstate New York limo crash is among the deadliest road accidents in US history Asked whether Hussain is under criminal investigation, New York … [Read more...] about Limo crash: Owner of company in fatal New York crash was FBI informant
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THE owner of the limousine company whose vehicle crashed killing all 18 people on board was an FBI informant, it has emerged. Prestige Limousines boss Shahed Hussain helped to foil terror plot that saw four men jailed. Who is Prestige Limousine owner Shahed Hussain? The 62-year-old settled in Albany, New York state where he was given asylum along with his wife and two sons. He fled his native Pakistan in 1994 after being accused of murder, arriving in the United States via Moscow and them Mexico, the Daily Mail reported. Hussain began working as a government translator but in 2003 pleaded guilty to fraud after helping a person sitting their driving test cheat, In return for avoiding jail he began working as an informant for the FBI It was reported he helped secure the conviction of an Albany pizza shop owner and an imam for laundering and conspiring to aid a terrorist group though both claimed they tricked him. He also played a part in a 2009 sting operation centring on a mosque … [Read more...] about Who is Prestige Limousine owner Shahed Hussain, who was the driver Scott Lisinicchia and who died in the New York crash?
THE owner of a the limo company involved in the horrific smash which killed 20 was an FBI informant who helped bust a terror plot to blow up two Bronx synagogues. A car belonging to Shahed Hussain’s firm Limousine Chauffeur Service lost control and crashed on Saturday in Schoharie, New York state. All 18 people inside the stretch Ford Excursion SUV died. The car also killed bystanders when it smashed into them. The limo owner’s listed address is the same as in bankruptcy records for the Shahed Hussain who testified in federal court against four men he recruited into an FBI sting operation, reports The New York Post. In the 2010 trial, it was revealed the four men had infiltrated a mosque in Newburgh, 60 miles south of the Big Apple and had planned to blow up two Jewish synagogues in the Bronx. They had also plotted to shoot down planes flying out of an Air National Guard base. The terror thugs - ringleader James Cromitie, David Williams, Onta Williams and Laguerre Payen - … [Read more...] about New York limo crash – car owner in smash that killed 20 was FBI informant who helped nab terrorists to stop attacks
NEW YORK -- A rising college basketball coaching star was accused of throwing a punch that killed a New York City tourist who had apparently mistaken the coach for an Uber driver. Wake Forest University assistant coach Jamill Jones pleaded not guilty Thursday to an assault charge. Jones attacked digital marketing guru Sandor Szabo around 1:15 a.m. last Sunday in Queens, police said. Szabo fell and smashed his head on the sidewalk. Szabo, visiting from Boca Raton, Florida, banged on the window of Jones' SUV while looking for his ride after his stepsister's wedding, police said. The coach got out, followed Szabo to the sidewalk, clocked him and sped off, police said. Szabo never regained consciousness and was taken off life support Tuesday. Josh Gillon, the CEO of the company where Szabo worked, told WABC-TV Szabo's co-workers were shocked by his death. Jones, 35, of Kernersville, North Carolina, turned himself in to police Thursday, accompanied by a lawyer. He was arraigned Thursday … [Read more...] about Wake Forest basketball coach accused of throwing punch that killed New York City tourist
The unborn child of Broadway star Ruthie Ann Miles has died after the actress was hit by a driver who went through a red light in New York. Miles was crossing a street in the city's Brooklyn Park Slope neighbourhood on 5 March when she and her four-year-old daughter Abigail were knocked down by Dorothy Burns.Abigail was killed and her mother, whose real name is Ruthie Ann Blumenstein, was taken to hospital.The 34-year-old was said to be in a stable condition and her unborn child "doing well" in the immediate aftermath, but she and husband Jonathan Blumenstein have now lost the baby girl they had been expecting this month.Family lawyer Ben Rubinowitz said the miscarriage had come as a direct result of the accident, which has seen Burns charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, reckless endangerment, assault and reckless driving.But the 44-year-old cannot be prosecuted for the unborn baby's death, as state laws regarding homicide do not apply."At the time of the crash, … [Read more...] about Broadway star Ruthie Ann Miles loses unborn baby after crash in New York