Schoharie Crash Limo Owner Hiding Out In Dubai
The trial for the son of prestige limo company the company that owned and operated the limo that killed 20 people in October of 2018, is set to begin later this year. There is one huge problem the owner of the limo company is in Dubai, where there is no chance of having him extradited to the US.
According to CBS Albany :
An attorney representing the family of one of the victims of the Schoharie limo crash says he was told by prosecutors that the owner of Prestige Limousine, the company that supplied the stretch 2001 Ford Excursion involved in the deadly tragedy, is now in Dubai.
Since shortly after the accident on October 6 that claimed 20 lives, the 2001 Ford Excursion has sat under a tent on the State Police Troop G campus in Latham. It has recently been moved, the NTSB offered to pay to build the shed to house the vehicle while these investigations are going on.
Living in Dubai keeps Shahed Hussain out of the grasp of American law enforcement: The U.S. does not have an extradition treaty with Dubai but it does have one with Pakistan, according to the U.S. Department of State.
Shahed Hussain, a former undercover informant for the FBI, started the limo business around 2012 and ran it out of his Wilton motel.
I'm sure this accident could've been avoided if more people were paying attention. Hussain isn't the only person to blame and since he was an FBI informant he understands how the system works and has figured out a way to beat it.