Tuesday, October 9, 2018




Owner of ill-fated Schoharie limo may have had ties to Newburgh terrorist case

NEWBURGH – The owner of the limousine that crashed in Schoharie on Saturday killing all 18 occupants, including the driver, as well as two pedestrians, has the same name as a man who was an FBI informant in an infamous 2010 Newburgh terrorist plot, Reuters reported on Monday.

The news service reported the limousine company owner’s name, Shahed Hussain, is the same as that of the former FBI informant.

Hussain posed as a radical militant who helped the government take down four men who had plotted to blow up two Jewish community centers in Westchester County and shoot down C-5A cargo planes at the New York Air National Guard Base at Stewart Airport in the Town of Newburgh. (See archived story.)

State Police said the limousine company, Prestige, was in Saratoga County. Reuters reported the phone line for the company was disconnected.

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