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Owner of limo company involved in horrific crash that killed 20 people in New York identified as FBI informant

October 9, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Owner of limo company involved in horrific crash that killed 20 people in New York identified as FBI informant

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A limo company owner, who was involved in the upstate collision that left 20 people dead, was an FBI informant in a terror plot that targeted two synagogues in Riverdale and an Air National Guard base back in 2009, The New York Post revealed.

Records from the Federal Department of Transportation indicate that Prestige Limousine Chauffeur Service — whom Governor Andrew Cuomo identified as the company involved in Saturday’s horrific crash that killed 20 people including in Schoharie, N.Y., — is owned by Shahed Hussain.

New  York State troopers said the limousine owned by Hussain was carrying 18 people when it blew a stop sign and crashed into a parked vehicle and two people at a county store.

Everyone in the limo was killed.

According to the Post, Hussain’s registered address is the same that is included in bankruptcy document for the Shahed Hussain who testified in Manhattan federal court at the trial of four men in 2010, whom he recruited into an FBI operation after infiltrating a mosque in Newburgh.

All four suspects — the leader James Cromitie, David Williams, Onta Williams, and Laguerre Payen — were found guilty and were given 25 years behind bars.

Hussain’s address is the Crest Inn Suites and Cottages, a series of 23 one-story attached units that manager Arnie Cornett referred to as “transitional housing.”

Cornett said the Crest Inn’s owner as a man he knows only as “Mr. Malik,” who resides in Dubai.

Hussain, 62, also goes by “Malik,” according to local press reports.

Cornett said Hussain’s son — whom he calls “Shawn” — formerly resided at the Crest Inn but recently relocated to Albany, and “comes here to collect rent and leaves.”

Cornett also indicated that “Prestige used to be here” but move roughly 18 months ago.

“From what I’m told, they operated out of the back parking lot. They don’t operate here anymore,” he said.

Cornett also added that state authorities visited the complex the night prior. “They asked me about the limo company. They told me they wanted to find the owner,” he added.

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