Hussain due for sentencing Wednesday in Schoharie limo crash

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Sentencing is set for Wednesday for Nauman Hussain.  

Hussain was convicted of 20 counts of manslaughter in the 2018 limo crash that killed 20 people in Schoharie.

Hussain’s attorney, Lee Kindlon, told NewsChannel 13’s Mark Mulholland he has changed his mind and will not submit a bail application on behalf of his client.

Kindlon is holding off on a bail application pending an appeal of the conviction, he said.

Hussain faces up to 15 years in state prison.

NewsChannel 13 will have team coverage of Hussain’s sentencing on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the families affected by the tragic limo crash were scheduled to be briefed by the FBI on the case on Tuesday.

After requesting that this briefing was done sooner, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released a statement saying:

“I am proud to lead the way in relentless oversight and demands to FBI Director Chris Wray to ensure that the FBI conducted an investigation, briefed Congress, and is now briefing the families. I will continue to work to deliver needed reforms of the confidential human source program that I believe was mishandled by the FBI in this particular case”

Rep. Paul Tonko released the following statement:

“From the start, I’ve pushed the FBI relentlessly to secure a briefing with the families of the Schoharie limo crash victims. I am heartened to hear that the FBI has heeded my numerous calls that these families be briefed directly and to the fullest extent on the agency’s internal investigation. The very least owed to the loved ones of those lost is transparency and answers to their questions.”