Schoharie limo operator facing 4 more years probation

Naumann Hussain is a “model citizen,” despite his conviction in connection with the deaths of 20 people in the Schoharie limousine crash. That’s what his attorney is saying ahead of Hussain’s sentencing next week.

Hussain ran the company that operated the limo.

The vehicle’s brakes failed, and 20 people died in the crash.

He pleaded guilty last year in exchange for a sentence of five years’ probation.

However, that deal was contingent on one year of interim probation where Hussain couldn’t get in trouble and had to start performing 1,000 hours of community service.

His attorney, Lee Kindlon, tells NewsChannel 13 that Hussain has already completed nearly 550 hours of service.

“Nauman Hussain has admitted his role in the tragedy. Since his plea, he has had an exemplary record while on probation. While forever mindful of the victims and their families, formal sentencing is another small step towards the end of the criminal case,” Kindlon said.

Hussain faces formal sentencing on Aug. 31.