Statement from Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara on Guilty Verdict in Schoharie Limousine Case

“It’s now been almost five years since the deadly Schoharie limo crash took 20 innocent lives and upended our community. The horrific tragedy was caused due to the callous negligence of the limo company operator, Nauman Hussain, who repeatedly ignored warnings from the state Department of Transportation that the vehicle was unsuitable for the road, lacked state and federal certifications and regularly failed safety inspections.

With today’s guilty verdict, on all 20 counts of second-degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide, we are finally seeing the accountability Nauman Hussain has been trying to avoid from the very beginning. As we await sentencing, it’s my hope that we will see justice for the victims’ families and loved ones who continue to bear the immense pain of this unimaginable loss.”