Schoharie limo crash prompts internal FBI investigation

The FBI has opened an internal investigation into the 2018 Schoharie limousine crash that left 20 people dead.

Rep. Paul Tonko says this comes after he sent a letter, demanding a response to claims that FBI involvement allowed the unsafe limo to stay on the road.

Those claims detailed how Prestige Limousine Owner Shahed Hussain received special treatment from the government as a reward for his service as a confidential informant.

MORE: Tonko letter to FBI about Schoharie limo crash

You can read the FBI’s response below:

The Honorable Paul Tonko
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Representative Tonko:

This further responds to your letter, dated January 31, 2022, to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), regarding a tragic limousine crash that occurred on October 6, 2018, in Schoharie, New York. This supplements our prior correspondence, dated February 18, 2022.

The FBI shares your concerns about this tragic limousine crash that claimed the lives of twenty people. In recent months, concerns have been raised about this incident and whether there was any FBI involvement in the investigation. As a result, the Director ordered that the FBI further review the matter. A review was promptly commenced by the Inspection Division and is ongoing. Therefore, the FBI is not in a position to provide further information at this time.

Thank you for your continued support of the FBI, our mission, and our people.