Limo driver indicted on manslaughter charges in NY crash that killed 20

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SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (CNN Newsource) — A man who operates a New York limo company is now facing a slew of charges in connection to last year’s deadly crash.

Friday, Schoharie’s district attorney announced Nauman Hussain has been indicted on 20 counts of manslaughter and 20 counts of criminally negligent homicide.

Hussain runs Prestige Limousine.

One of his cars was involved in the crash that killed 20 people in Schoharie in 2018.

Prosecutors accused Hussain of knowingly hiring a driver not certified to operate the stretch limo.

They also said he knew the vehicle had mechanical issues, but still allowed it to be driven on the road.

“We have worked with the New York State Police, this investigator who has been the main investigator on this case, and we have worked extremely hard for the last six months,” said Schoharie County District Attorney Susan Mallery.

Hussain will be arraigned Wednesday.

In a statement, his lawyer said:

“We have not been formally served with the indictment, need to take our time and go through it once we do. My client maintains his innocence and we look forward to appearing in court where we can convey that.”

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