County approves money for special attorney in Schoharie limo case

A special attorney is being hired to help in the Schoharie limo case.

The Schoharie County Board of Supervisors has voted to let the district attorney use $58,000 in county money to hire the attorney.

District Attorney Susan Mallery wrote a letter to the judge, saying her office of just two full-time and one part-time prosecutors needs help to review the volumes of evidence and tens of thousands of documents.

Hussain, the operator of the limo company, is charged with 20 counts of manslaughter – one for each of the people killed in the 2018 crash.

The judge set a trial date of May 1.