Hussain denied bail in Schoharie limo crash case

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Prestige Limo Company operator Nauman Hussain has been denied bail in the Schoharie limo crash case.

Hussain’s legal team was asking a New York State Supreme Court Justice to release him on bail, while he pursues an appeal of his manslaughter conviction, last May.

Twenty people were killed in the 2018 crash.

Hussain is three months into his five to 15 years prison sentence.

He is a flight risk, Justice John Egan said.

The hearing took place at noon at the Appellate Division Court. Hussain was not there.

A member of his legal team, Steve Sharp, represented him.

Sharp told Egan that Hussain has made every court appearance since being arrested in 2018 and Hussain always checked in with probation officers.

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Even after the original plea deal was ripped up, Hussain continued to abide by probation.

Sharp also pointed out that Hussain was not arrested for anything else while awaiting trial.

Hussain will try to leave the country if out on bail because he has dual citizenship with Pakistan, Schoharie County District Attorney Susan Mallory said.

While Hussain’s United States passport was turned in when he got arrested, there‚Äôs no extradition in Pakistan unless someone is involved in terrorism, the district attorney said.

Hussain is serving a five to 15-year sentence after being convicted on 20 counts of manslaughter for the 2018 limo crash.

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