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Limo Crash Owner Was FBI Terror Informant

A limousine loaded with people headed to a birthday party slammed into an SUV parked outside a store over the weekend.

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By    |   Monday, 08 October 2018 03:30 PM

The owner of the limousine that crashed in upstate New York over the weekend was formerly an FBI informant who testified in two terrorism cases, ABC News reports.

Local affiliate ABC 7 says Shahed Hussain, 62, became an FBI informant in 2002, after he was caught assisting immigrants in cheating on their driver’s license exams while employed by the state DMV. He testified in a case in Albany related to terrorism financing, and in a case that prevented an alleged plan to bomb a synagogue in the Bronx in 2009. According to his testimony in 2010, Hussain infiltrated a mosque in Newburgh, where he recruited four men into a sting operation. All four were later convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Hussain’s address is listed as a series of one-story units called the Crest Inn Suites and Cottages managed by Arnie Cornett, 60, who said the owner is known as “Mr. Malik,” and that he lives in Dubai, according to The New York Post. The newspaper notes that Hussain is also known as “Malik.”

Cornett added that “Prestige used to be here,” but moved roughly 18 months ago in reference to the Hussain's company, Prestige Limousine Chauffeur Service.

“From what I’m told, they operated out of the back parking lot,” he said. “They don’t operate here anymore.”

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