Saturday, October 13, 2018

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Stop Producing Fossil Fuels

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Stop Producing Fossil Fuels --- ===

Why not everybody just stop using fossil fuels right now?

“We need more environmental hardliners in Congress,” she told In These Times magazine earlier this week. “We need a Marshall Plan for renewable energy in the United States. The idea that the Democratic Party needs to be moderate is what’s holding us back on this.”

Ocasio-Cortez wants to make the US run 100% on renewable energy by 2035. Scientists warn that the window of opportunity for staving off dangerous levels of climate change is rapidly closing, and dramatically (and quickly) reducing emissions is the most direct route to avoiding potential environmental catastrophe.
By Zoë SchlangerJune 27, 2018
‘There’s no debate’: Ocasio-Cortez says US should stop producing fossil fuels
Oct 12, 2018 6:06 pm
New York House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told supporters on Thursday that the U.S. should stop producing fossil fuels as part of a "Green New Deal" plan. (

During a Washington, D.C., fundraising event Thursday night, New York Democratic House nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told supporters that the U.S. should stop producing fossil fuels, saying “there’s no debate” over the issue.
What are the details?

According to Fox News, Ocasio-Cortez is promoting a “Green New Deal” plan, which is an environmental stimulus initiative with an end-goal of shifting the country to using 100 percent renewal energy sources by 2035.

“There’s no debate as to whether we should continue producing fossil fuels. There’s no debate. We should not,” Ocasio-Cortez told the audience. “Every single scientific consensus points to that.”

Fall River Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II

Fall River Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II --- ===

Rising Democratic politician arrested, charged with multiple felonies: ‘Not my best Thursday’
October 12, 2018
Fall River, Massachusetts, Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II, a Democrat, is considered a rising political star in the Massachusetts Democratic Party, but his ascent may have come to a sudden halt.

Correia on Thursday was arrested by federal agents on allegations that he stole almost a quarter of a million dollars from seven people who invested in his start-up company.

He allegedly spent the money on “adult entertainment, airfare, a dating service, designer clothes, hotels, jewelry, trips to casinos and a Mercedes-Benz,” the Washington Post reported.

Correia pled not guilty to 13 counts of wire and tax fraud, telling reporters, “Not my best Thursday.”

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Missing Or Murder

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Missing Or Murder  --- ===


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'The moments when Khashoggi was interrogated, tortured and murdered were recorded in the Apple Watch’s memory', says newspaper. ... A missing Saudi journalist may have recorded the moments he was allegedly tortured and killed on his Apple Watch, a Turkish newspaper reported.

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urkish investigators have claimed video and audio recordings exist that prove Jamal Khashoggi was killed, a sign that Ankara is willing to ...permission was withdrawn after Turkish media published the names and pictures of an alleged 15-man assassination team captured on CCTV at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, which included a forensics expert and several Saudi intelligence and military officers.

As well as the six-storey consulate, the investigation is focused on the consul general’s home 200 metres away, where it is believed Khashoggi’s body was disposed of.

Khashoggi, a well-known and respected member of elite Saudi and Washington DC circles, left Saudi Arabia last year after growing fearful for his safety and has since served as a columnist for the Washington Post.

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 Istanbul (CNN) Missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have recorded his owndeath, a Turkish newspaper reported Saturday morning.Khashoggi turned on the recording function of his Apple Watch before walking into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, according to Sabah newspaper.  The moments of his "interrogation, torture and killing were audio recorded and sent to both his phone and to iCloud," the pro-government, privately owned newspaper paper reported. The Turkish newspaper said conversations of the men involved in the reported assassination were recorded. Security forces leading the investigation found the audio file inside the phone Khashoggi left with his fiancé, according to Sabah.

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reports in the American media that all surveillance footage was removed from the consulate building, and that all local Turkish employees there were suddenly given the day off. According to the New York Times, among the assassination team was the kingdom’s top forensic expert, who brought a bone saw to dismember Khashoggi’s body. None of this has yet been independently verified, but a very dark narrative is emerging.

bin Salman’s regime has been revolutionary: he has let women drive, sided with Israel against Iran and curtailed the religious police. 

 provoked global outrage, but it’s for all the wrong reasons. We are told he was a liberal, Saudi progressive voice fighting for freedom and democracy, and a martyr who paid the ultimate price for telling the truth to power. This is not just wrong, but distracts us from understanding what the incident tells us about the internal power dynamics of a kingdom going through an unprecedented period of upheaval. It is also the story of how one man got entangled in a Saudi ruling family that operates like the Mafia. Once you join, it’s for life, and if you try to leave, you become disposable.

In the 1970s he joined the Muslim Brotherhood, which exists to rid the Islamic world of western influence. He was a political Islamist until the end, recently praising the Muslim Brotherhood in the Washington Post. He championed the ‘moderate’ Islamist opposition in Syria, whose crimes against humanity are a matter of record. Khashoggi frequently sugarcoated his Islamist beliefs with constant references to freedom and democracy. But he never hid that he was in favour of a Muslim Brotherhood arc throughout the Middle East

It was Yasin Aktay — a former MP for Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development party (AKP) — whom Khashoggi told his fiancée to call if he did not emerge from the consulate. The AKP is, in effect, the Turkish branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. His most trusted friend, then, was an adviser to President Erdogan, who is fast becoming known as the most vicious persecutor of journalists on earth. Khashoggi never meaningfully criticised Erdogan. So we ought not to see this as the assassination of a liberal reformer.

Muslim Brotherhood, though, has always been at odds with the Wahhabi movement. Khashoggi and his fellow travellers believe in imposing Islamic rule by engaging in the democratic process. The Wahhabis loathe democracy as a western invention. 

from the royals’ point of view, was that Khashoggi had dirt on Saudi links to al Qaeda before the 9/11 attacks. He had befriended Osama bin Laden in the 1980s and 1990s in Afghanistan and Sudan while championing his jihad against the Soviets in dispatches. At that same time, he was employed by the Saudi intelligence services to try to persuade bin Laden to make peace with the Saudi royal family. The result? Khashoggi was the only non-royal Saudi who had the beef on the royals’ intimate dealing with al Qaeda in the lead-up to the 9/11 attacks. That would have been crucial if he had escalated his campaign to undermine the crown prince.

Like the Saudi royals, Khashoggi dissociated himself from bin Laden after 9/11 

Khashoggi had earlier this year established a new political party in the US called Democracy for the Arab World Now, which would support Islamist gains in democratic elections throughout the region. Bin Salman’s nightmare of a Khashoggi-led Islamist political opposition was about to become a reality.

The West has been fawning over bin Salman. But how now to overlook what seems to be a brazen Mafia-style murder? 

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October 12, 2018
Daniel Greenfield Frontpage (right media)

Media martyr Jamal Khashoggi is being described as a political dissident.
By no coincidence, Jamal Khashoggi was an old friend of Osama bin Laden.

In early 1990 Bin Laden returned to Saudi Arabia and gave a lecture in which he predicted that Saddam Hussein would invade Kuwait.
Jamal Khashoggi, who had travelled extensively with Bin Laden in Afghanistan, attended the talk and afterwards asked his old friend how he could be so certain of the future.
"He recited a verse from the Koran," recalls Jamal.
"The verse means the one who practises jihad for God, for Allah, God will show them the right path. I wasn't comfortable about it. He had given himself the position of 'I am seeing things because God is directing me towards it'. That was the first time I felt that Osama began to have an inflated ego."
Jamal lost touch with Bin Laden in the mid-1990s and Khaled in the early 1990s as both completely rejected his ideology.
Although it has been many years since either of them saw Bin Laden, both admitted feeling sad at the death of their old friend in a raid by US forces in Pakistan earlier this month.

The media spins this as Jamal being a moderate. Only insofar as tactics go.

He was a Muslim Brotherhood member and continued backing the Jihadist network.

Muhammad bin Zayed of Abu Dhabi, the main power in the United Arab Emirates, regards the Brothers as a menace. The UAE has arrested scores of their activists. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad of Qatar, by contrast, has been a principal sponsor of the Brotherhood (see next article). Under Muhammad bin Salman, the hitherto ambiguous Saudis now side with the Emiratis. He speaks of a “triangle of evil” encompassing Iran, IS and the Muslim Brotherhood. As such he seems to be drawing a dividing line between Arab states (and tame salafists) on one side, and all forms of Islamism on the other—be they non-violent Brothers or jihadists. “It is a crazy analysis about the threat of a pan-Islamic empire,” says Jamal Khashoggi, a former editor of al-Watan, a Saudi-owned newspaper, who now works as a columnist in exile in America. “He treats IS and the Brotherhood as the same thing—the only difference being that IS tried to create the caliphate immediately by violence while the Brotherhood wants to create the caliphate slowly, through democracy.”

Father Richard Hatch Winon Catholic Priest Abuse Case

Father Richard Hatch Winon Catholic Priest Abuse Case --- ===


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June 1963 sent to notorious sex offender facility

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Jan 5, 2016 - Civil Suit Filed Against Diocese of Winona – Bishop Knew Priest Was Dangerous ... Hatchin 1962 when the boy was 13 – 14 years of age and a parishioner and student at St. Mary's CatholicChurch and School. ... Click Here for August 25, 1963 Letter from Fr. Richard Hatch From Sex Offender Treatment.

in a letter of July 13, 1961, the Bishop warned Hatch to be more careful with money, and then threw in a line about the protection of children.  In the letter, the Bishop stated “I have spoken to you several times in regard to your apparent disregard and lack of concern for debts which you have and which you incur,”  “Such actions jeopardize the good name and reputation of the Church and particularly of individual priests.”
The Complaint also states that the Diocese of Winona had information that Fr. Hatch was a threat to children.  The Complaint also specifically cites another document showing the Diocese knew Fr. Hatch was a sexual threat to parish boys prior to transferring Hatch to St. Mary’s.   In a May 28, 1964 letter from Msgr. Emmett F. Tighs, Chancellor of the Diocese of Winona, stated that “Fr. Hatch was a problem here in our Diocese during the years of his service.”  In that same letter, Msgr. Tighs also confirmed that Fr. Hatch “was accused of many indiscretions and much imprudence” and Msgr. Tighs also described Fr. Hatch as “a very disturbed man.”

One Diocese's Early Warning on Sex Abuse '50s Records Reflect ...
The correspondence makes clear that sexual abuse by priests did not begin with ... officials to accept the calculated risk of keeping sex offenders in ministry. ... tBut the Brady documents reveal much more. They contain evidence, in confidential messages between bishops, that a shortage of priests sometimes led Catholic officials to accept the calculated risk of keeping sex offenders in ministry.

They also disprove the contention that church leaders were unaware until recently that pedophilia is difficult, if not impossible, to cure. The advice Brady received from the nation's first treatment center for troubled priests, Via Coeli in Jemez Springs, N.M., was that priests who had molested minors were unlikely to change.

"[W]e have adopted a definite policy not to recommend to Bishops men of this character," Via Coeli's founder, the Rev. Gerald Fitzgerald, informed Brady in September 1957. "We feel that the protection of our glorious priesthood will demand, in time, the establishment of a uniform code of discipline and of penalties. We are amazed to find how often a man who would be behind bars if he were not a priest is entrusted with the cura animarum [care of souls]." [See the full text of Fitzgerald's 9/26/57 letter.]

In later decades, bishops sent hundreds of priests to Jemez Springs and other church-run centers for psychological evaluation and treatment, then recycled many of them into parishes without informing parishioners or police. Lawsuits and bad publicity forced the Jemez Springs facility to stop treating sexual disorders in 1994. 

Congregation of the Servants of the Paraclete - Wikipedia

The Congregation of the Servants of the Paraclete is a Latin Rite, Catholic religious congregation of men dedicated to ministry to priests and Brothers with personal difficulties. The congregation was founded in 1947 by Father Gerald Fitzgerald in Jemez Springs, New Mexico; ..

Treatment of sexually abusive priests[edit]
Although Fitzgerald started the Servants of the Paraclete to assist priests who were struggling with alcohol and substance abuse problems, he soon began receiving priests who had sexually abused minors. Initially, Fitzgerald attempted to treat such priests using the same spiritual methods that he used with others. 
By 1948, Fitzgerald had set a policy whereby he refused to take priests who were sexually attracted to young people. In a letter sent to a priest in 1948 Fitzgerald said "It is now a fixed policy of our house to refuse problem cases that involve abnormalities of sex."[citation needed]The policy was changed, possibly at the insistence of bishops, because Fr. Gerald's letters reveal that he had indeed offered help to several priests with such sexual problems in the years between 1948 and his death in 1969.
In a 1964 letter to Bishop Joseph Durick of NashvilleTennessee Fitzgerald expressed "growing concern" about the dramatic change in the nature of problems that were being referred to his order:
May I take this occasion to bring to your attention what is a growing concern to many of us here in the States. When I was ordained, forty three years ago, homosexuality was a practically unknown rarity. Today it is rampant among men. And whereas seventeen years ago eight out of ten problems here [at the Paraclete facility, Via Coeli] would represent the alcoholic, now in the last year or so our admission ratio would be approximately 5-2-3: five being alcoholic, two would be what we call "heart cases" (natural affection towards women) and three representing aberrations involving homosexuality. More alarming still is that among these of the 3 out of 10 class, 2 out of 3 have been young priests.[citation needed]
Fitzgerald became increasingly convinced even then that such priests could not be cured, could not be trusted to maintain celibacy and should be laicized even against their will. Moreover, Fitzgerald opposed vehemently the return of sexual abusers to duties as priests in parish situations. Although some bishops refused to hire sexually abusive priests based on Fitzgerald's refusal to recommend them for parish duties, others ignored Fitzgerald's advice. In general, it appears that bishops chose to ignore Fitzgerald's recommendations, preferring to rely on the advice of medical and psychological experts who asserted that treatment was feasible.

Warnings to the Church hierarchy[edit]

Over the next two decades, Fitzgerald wrote regularly to bishops in the United States and to Vatican officials, including the pope, of his opinion that many sexual abusers in the priesthood could not be cured and should be laicized immediately.[3]
For example, in a 1952 letter to Bishop Robert Dwyer of the Diocese of RenoNevada, Fitzgerald wrote:
I myself would be inclined to favor laicization for any priest, upon objective evidence, for tampering with the virtue of the young, my argument being, from this point onward the charity to the Mystical Body should take precedence over charity to the individual, [...] Moreover, in practice, real conversions will be found to be extremely rare [...] Hence, leaving them on duty or wandering from diocese to diocese is contributing to scandal or at least to the approximate danger of scandal.[4]
In 1957 Fitzgerald wrote to Matthew Francis Brady, the Bishop of Manchester, New Hampshire:
We are amazed to find how often a man who would be behind bars if he were not a priest is entrusted with the cura animarum.[3][5]
In a letter written in 1957 to Archbishop Byrne, his ecclesiastical sponsor and co-founder of the Paracletes, Fitzgerald wrote:
May I beg your excellency to concur and approve of what I consider a very vital decision on our part - that we will not offer hospitality to men who have seduced or attempted to seduce little boys or girls. These men Your Excellency are devils and the wrath of God is upon them and if I were a bishops I would tremble when I failed to report them to Rome for involuntary laicization....It is for this class of rattlesnake I have always wished the island retreat - but even an island is too good for these vipers of whom the Gentle master said - it were better they had not been born - this is an indirect way of saying damned, is it not? When I see the Holy Father I am going to speak of this class to his Holiness.[citation needed]
In 1962, Fitzgerald prepared a report at the request of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (then known as the Holy Office) in which he discussed the various types of sexual problems of priests, including sexual abuse of minors.
In April 1962, Fitzgerald wrote a five-page response to a query from the Vatican's Congregation of the Holy Office "the tremendous problem presented by the priest who through lack of priestly self-discipline has become a problem to Mother Church." One of his recommendations was for "a more distinct teaching in the last years of the seminary of the heavy penalty involved in tampering with the innocence (or even non-innocence) of little ones." Regarding priests who have "fallen into repeated sins ... and most especially the abuse of children, we feel strongly that such unfortunate priests should be given the alternative of a retired life within the protection of monastery walls or complete laicization."[6]
In August of the following year, he met with newly elected Pope Paul VI to inform him about his work and problems he perceived in the priesthood. His follow-up letter contained this assessment:
Personally I am not sanguine of the return of priests to active duty who have been addicted to abnormal practices, especially sins with the young. However, the needs of the church must be taken into consideration and an activation of priests who have seemingly recovered in this field may be considered but is only recommended where careful guidance and supervision is possible. Where there is indication of incorrigibility, because of the tremendous scandal given, I would most earnestly recommend total laicization.[6]
Fitzgerald's papers were unsealed by a judge in New Mexico in 2007 and were authenticated in depositions with Fitzgerald's successors, said Helen Zukin, a lawyer with Kiesel, Boucher & Larson, a firm in Los Angeles.[7]
John Doe 121,
Diocese of Winona,
St. Mary's Catholic Church,
Filed September 24, 2018
Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded

Jesson, Judge 
In June 1963, Father Hatch was removed from his position at St. Mary’s and was
sent to Via Coeli, a congregation of priests who provided care for other priests in need. (also called " notorious sex offender facility '
Troubled priests were sent to Via Coeli with the hope that their conduct would improve,
and then they could return to assignments at churches. Although the record is unclear as
to what behavior may lead to a priest being sent to Via Coeli, what is in the record are
letters that Father Hatch wrote to the Bishop of Winona while at the facility. These letters
apologized for hardships he caused through his “imprudent actions.” Father Hatch
ultimately left Via Coeli within a year without the permission of the Bishop of Winona.
He then voluntarily ceased any ministerial duties and ultimately passed away in 2005.
In 1996, it was reported to the Diocese of Winona that Father Hatch had sexually
molested two boys while assigned to his duties and that he took pornographic pictures of a
third boy. Then in 2013, the Diocese of Winona received another complaint of child sexual
abuse by Father Hatch that occurred from 1959 to 1962.
In January 2016, Doe filed a complaint against the Diocese of Winona and
St. Mary’s.1
 The complaint alleged that Doe was sexually abused by Father Hatch while
he attended St. Mary’s and that the defendants knew of the dangers of Father Hatch, but
failed to prevent the sexual abuse from occurring. The complaint set forth claims of general
negligence, negligent supervision, and negligent retention against both St. Mary’s and the

1961 letter from Bishop Fitzgerald to Fr. Hatch | |

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Sep 24, 2018 - A lawsuit brought against the Diocese of Winona by a man who claims he was sexually ... 1961 letter from Bishop Fitzgerald to Fr. Hatch.
The suit was filed in January 2016, claiming the diocese and St. Mary’s were negligent in allowing Hatch to have contact with minors given his history.

In July 2016, the district court granted motions to dismiss general negligence claims and in November 2017 granted motions for summary judgment on remaining counts of negligent supervision and negligent retention, with Buytendorp ruling that neither the diocese nor the parish knew of Hatch’s previous sexually abusive conduct.

In its decision, the appellate court focused on one piece of evidence — a letter sent by Fitzgerald to Hatch in July 1961, when Hatch was at St. James Church in St. James, Minn., admonishing the priest for failing to pay his debts, which the bishop said he personally covered.

1961 letter from Bishop Fitzgerald to Fr. Hatch | |

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On October 7, 2014 the priest file of Father Richard E. Hatch was released to the public. Along with Hatch’s file, the files of thirteen other priests with credible allegations of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Winona were also released. The files were obtained as part of the Doe 1 v. Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona civil lawsuit filed in Ramsey County in May 2013. The lawsuit was made possible due to the Child Victims Act passed by the Minnesota legislature.

On December 16, 2013, Father Richard E. Hatch was publicly named by the Diocese of Winona as part of a court-ordered release of names of priests with credible allegations of child sexual abuse. Father Hatch’s name was also part of the 2004 John Jay Charter Study.

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Dec 16, 2013 - The Roman Catholic Diocese of Winona has named 14 priests accused ... Listen 14 accused priests in Winona diocese ... Among them was the Rev. ... Richard H. Hatch (died in 2005); Ferdinand L. Kaiser (died in 1973); Jack ...

Father Richard Hatch - Bishop Accountability

Jun 23, 2014 - Father Richard Hatch was born on October 28, 1927 in Pipestone, Minnesota. He was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Winona on June 6, ...Father Richard Hatch was born on October 28, 1927 in Pipestone, Minnesota. He was ordained
a priest of the Diocese of Winona on June 6, 1954. Fr. Hatch served at the following parishes
throughout his tenure:
June 23, 1954 - Saint John Vianney, Fairmont, MN
June 21, 1957 - Saint Leo, Pipestone, MN
August 30, 1960 - Saint James, Saint James, MN
June 19, 1962 - Saint Mary, Winona, MN
Voluntarily ceased ministerial duties and permanently left Diocese of Winona in the 1960’s.
Fr. Hatch died on October 15, 2005. Fr. Hatch abandoned his priestly duties in 1963 after being
removed from his position in Diocese of Winona for personal financial mismanagement and
disregard of the Bishop’s directives concerning personal finances. In 1996 it was reported to
Diocese of Winona that Fr. Hatch had sexually molested two boys while assigned to duties in the
Diocese and took pornographic pictures of another boy. In May 2013 the Diocese of Winona
received another complaint of child sexual abuse regarding Fr. Hatch that took place in 1959 –

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Sep 24, 2018 - Father Hatch's sexually abusive tendencies toward children. ... In 1996, it was reported to the Diocese of Winona that Father Hatch had sexually.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Anders Behring Breivik Lone Wolf Or Clandestine Conspiracy

Anders Behring Breivik Lone Wolf Or Clandestine Conspiracy --- ===


  • Veterans Today  Webster Tarpley
  • Webster Tarpley Norway Terror Attacks a False Flag  By VT (russmedia) July 24, 2011 More Than One Shooter on Island; Oslo Bomb Drill Just Concluded; Was It NATO’s Revenge for Norway’s Decision to Stop Bombing Libya? by Webster Tarpley (russian conspiracy theories)  Washington DC, July 24, 2011 – The tragic terror attacks in Norway display a number of the telltale signs of a false flag provocation. It is reported that, although the world media are attempting to focus on Anders Behring Breivik as a lone assassin in the tradition of Lee Harvey Oswald, many eyewitnesses agree that a second shooter was active in the massacre at the Utøya summer youth camp outside of Oslo.  It has also come to light that a special police unit had been conducting a drill or exercise in downtown Oslo which involved the detonation of bombs


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Asian Amercan Politics

Asian Amercan Politics  ---- ===


Asian Republican Women Saving California Politics
By C.P. Stetsko - October 11, 2018
Saigon-born State Senator Janet Nguyen, a former Garden Grove City Council member and Orange County Supervisor are not to be trifled with. Nguyen famously stood up against the Democrat majority as they honored the late State Senator/communist radical/Jane Fonda ex-husband Tom Hayden for his opposition to the Vietnam War (and support for the enemy) Nguyen rose Tuesday to criticize his radical legacy, speaking first in Vietnamese and then in English. She was told repeatedly by presiding Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, that she was out of order.  Nguyen’s microphone was turned off, but she continued talking. Lara later ordered sergeant-at-arms officers to escort her out of the room.

Taiwanese-born former Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang won back a traditionally ‘red’ State Senate seat during a heated recall election. Chang’s victory had a secondary effect, California Democrat’s lost their irconclad supermajority in Sacramento.

Chairwoman of the Orange County Supervisors, Michelle Steel has been at the vanguard of fighting California’s sanctuary city/state laws. An immigrant herself, the South Korean-born Steel continually displays her staunch conservative ideals and strict interpretation of the Constitution.

India-born, Dartmouth educated Dhillon has taken on major cases such as defending the UC Berkeley College Republicans after the cancelling of the Ann Coulter event. She also defended Google memo writer James Damore.

Former Assemblywoman Young Kim is the Republican nominee for the 39thCongressional seat to replace her political mentor Ed Royce. The South Korean born and USC educated Kim is a strong conservative. Further, Kim expressed her opposition to changing Proposition 13, Obamacare in its current form, and sanctuary cities. Kim is also a critic of DACA.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Schoharie New York limousine crash

Schoharie New York limousine crash --- ===

October 6, 2018 Schoharie New York limousine crash In the early afternoon a limousine travelling down a hill failed to stop at the bottom where the road ended and crossed a T. It crashed at the junction of New York state routes 30 and 30A north of Schoharie, 40 miles (64 km) west of Albany, the state capital, killing 20—the driver, all 17 passengers, and hitting a parked car and two pedestrians who were in a nearby parking lot.[1][2] The driver lacked the neccesary commercial driver's license. WNYT also learned that Lisinicchia had several outstanding traffic tickets in Saratoga Springs, enough that his license should have been suspended; however a clerical error had prevented the paperwork from being filed.[18]

Further investigation led to disclosures that other Prestige vehicles had failed inspections in the past. The company's address was a hotel in Gansevoort, north of Albany, and its owner, Shahed Hussain, was provisionally identified by The New York Times as a former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) informant in the Newburgh Four terrorism case who posed as a jihadist recruiter and had previously avoided prosecution for his alleged involvement in a scheme to sell false identification while he was employed at the state's Department of Motor Vehicles. Police were unable to interview him after the accident as he was in Pakistan.[15] It is not clear why the limo was even in the city as in the one-hour car trip between Amsterdam and Cooperstown Schoharie appears to be out of the way.(1)
It is the worst transportation-related disaster in the state and the nation since a plane crashed into a house outside Buffalo in 2009, killing 50;[3] it is also the deadliest road transportation disaster in the U.S. since a 2005 bus fire in Wilmer, Texas, killed 23 nursing home residents evacuating from the path of Hurricane Rita.[4]


  • N(1)New York limo crash: 10 unanswered questions about Schoharie ... no skidmarks left at the scene of the crash, though that doesn't necessarily mean the driver didn't attempt to brake, State Police said.   state says Lisinicchia didn't have the appropriate "passenger clearance" on his commercial driver's license to operate a vehicle with capacity to carry more than 15 passengers. Inspection records for the 2001 Ford Excursion show state inspectors found numerous issues with the vehicle. Brake system failed inspection in September, with the state DOT taking the vehicle out of service(put sticker on car)  until the company could prove it made the repairs.  Though repairs  were made, DOT did not re-inspsect and certify the car to be back on the road. he grade of the road has been problematic, and a decade ago the state changed it from a Y-shaped intersection to a T-shaped intersectio "There were problems with tractor-trailers losing their brakes on that hill.” tractor trailers were banned from Route 30 years ago. Aug. 25, State Police said a trooper stopped the limo in Saratoga Springs and issued violations to the company and to Lisinicchia that he was operating the limo without the proper license...month later, the limo failed an inspection by the state Department of Motor Vehicles.   affixed with a sticker that it couldn't operate, the state didn't impound it -- and then it ended up back on the road.,,Trooper did not have the legal authority to seize the plates or the vehicle during that stop,  police superintendent, said Wednesday that he does not have the authority to compel Shahed Hussain to come back to the U.S.   Nauman Hussain received written notification that Lisinicchia didn't have the proper license when the driver was pulled over weeks prior to the accident  
  • It's about a one-hour car trip between Amsterdam and Cooperstown, but it's unclear why the limo was in Schoharie -- which would seem to be out of the way.(1)
  • (2) Limo that crashed shouldn't have been on the road, NY Governor says supersized limousine involved in a crash that killed 20 people ... limo and the group was headed to Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, ...


2018 Schoharie, New York limousine crash - Wikipedia

2018 Schoharie, New York limousine crash
DateOctober 6, 2018
Time1:55 p.m.
LocationIntersection of New York state routes 30 and 30ASchoharie, New York, United States
Coordinates42.7001°N 74.3018°WCoordinates42.7001°N 74.3018°W
CauseUnder investigation
Deaths20 (18 in vehicle, 2 bystanders)
AccusedNauman Hussain
ChargesCriminally negligent homicide
In the early afternoon of October 6, 2018, a limousine crashed at the junction of New York state routes 30 and 30A north of Schoharie (/skˈhɛər/ SKOH-hair-ee), 40 miles (64 km) west of Albany, killing 20—the driver, all 17 passengers, and two pedestrians who were in a nearby parking lot.[1][2] It is the deadliest transportation-related disaster in the nation since a plane crashed into a house outside Buffalo in 2009, killing 50;[3] it is also the deadliest road transportation disaster in the U.S. since a 2005 bus fire in Wilmer, Texas, killed 23 nursing home residents evacuating from the path of Hurricane Rita.[4]
The passengers were mostly from communities around the Capital District, primarily Amsterdam, where they had gathered to begin their trip. They were on their way to celebrate a 30th birthday at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown. Among them were four sisters and two recently married couples. Investigation of the accident has revealed pre-existing problems with the limousine, the driver and the limousine company; the owner was arrested on a charge of criminally negligent homicide.[5]


A two-lane paved road curves gently ahead of the viewer in a mostly wooded area under a mostly cloudy sky. There is a left-turn lane immediately ahead and another road leaving at a right angle to the right, going slightly uphill, with steel guardrails on the right. Black and white signs at the right identify the road ahead as "30A", the road to the right as "30", and state that the road ahead will lead the driver to an "88", signed in red, white and blue
The accident site, photographed in 2012. The limo came down NY 30, from the right, and went across the road into the parking lot whose driveway is at left
Shortly before 2 p.m. on October 6, 2018, an SUV-style 2001 Ford Excursion stretch limousine traveling southbound on New York State Route 30 (NY 30) in northern Schoharie County[6] failed to stop at the T intersection with New York State Route 30A (NY 30A) two miles (3.2 km) north of Schoharie. The vehicle continued into the parking lot of the nearby Apple Barrel Country Store where it struck a parked 2015 Toyota Highlander[7] and then came to a stop in a gully.[8] The store manager told reporters that customers in the store parking lot were killed when the limo sped down the hill "probably over 60 mph [97 km/h]".[9] Later it emerged that two pedestrians in the parking lot were killed after being struck by the Highlander, which was driven into a drainage ditch 50 feet (15 m) away.[7] All 18 people in the limousine were killed.[10]
An eyewitness claimed the crash sounded like an explosion, and when she exited her parked car, she saw a body on the ground, and then registered the screaming from bystanders.[11] Another eyewitness told reporters she saw "...this large van, a very unusual looking vehicle out here in Schoharie in the bushes and really wrecked, hit a tree", and she watched first responders who broke windows to get victims out.[12]


The dead were all adults, aged 24 to 71.[13] The limo passengers were on their way to the Ommegang Brewery in Cooperstown, 40 miles (64 km) west of Schoharie, to celebrate a passenger's 30th birthday, another was celebrating his 34th.[13]
Eight of the passengers were married couples. Four passengers were sisters, two were brothers.[13]


Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) were at the scene of the crash.[14] A state trooper told reporters that they had deployed a reconstruction unit, facial identification and a drone in order to gather data about the crash and the victims.[10]
The family that owns the Apple Barrel Country Store, told reporters that the intersection and hill are a recurring issue. Reportedly, tractor-trailers have repeatedly come down the hill too fast and entered the store's parking lot, and that while improvements had been made, the intersection was still dangerous.[7] The intersection had been redone in 2008 due to a fatal accident, but it has not stopped the issue.[15]
NTSB head Robert Sumwalt told reporters two days after the crash that it was too early to say whether the limo had been speeding at the time; the agency was focusing on human and mechanical factors as causes. It was, however, a "high-energy impact" that had severely damaged the front and left portions of the vehicle, and, Sumwalt intimated, driven the engine into the passenger compartment. There were no skid marks on the pavement, suggesting the driver had not applied the brakes, or that they had not been functioning well, before reaching the stop sign. Investigators would be looking at the airbag control module for data that might answer their questions.[16]
Robert Patnaude, commander of State Police Troop G, which patrols the Capital District, said on October 9 that his agency was treating the case as a criminal investigation due to the level of negligence possibly involved. "We'll determine if there's any criminal culpability on the part of anyone," he told the media. "If there is, we'll hold them accountable."[17]

Vehicle, driver, and company[edit]

2000-2004 Ford Excursion stretch limousine, similar in configuration to accident vehicle
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said at an October 8 news conference that Scott Lisinicchia, the driver of the limo, did not have a Commercial Driver's License with a passenger endorsement required to operate the vehicle. Cuomo added that the limo was a "chopped vehicle", cut and extended, needing a federal certificate to operate, which the limo involved in the crash did not have. It had also failed inspection the previous month due to not only the absence of this certificate, but mechanical issues like a hydraulic antilock brake warning indicator light that stayed on, a dangling brake line that could have made contact with a tire, defective emergency exits[18] and defective windshield wipers, making it illegal to operate on public roads in the state until those issues were corrected. The inspection further noted that similar issues had been found in March; at that time the vehicle was also cited as having 18 seats installed in excess of its designed passenger capacity of 10.[17][18] Prestige Limousines, the owner and operator, was told to cease and desist from further limousine operations until further notice.[19]
Two days before the crash, the limousine had been listed for sale on Craigslist. The asking price was $9,000; the seller claimed it was "DOT ready" and was in "excellent condition" with 180,000 miles (290,000 km) on it. The seller did not identify themselves but the phone number given as a contact was one that Prestige had used.[20]
The aunt of one of the victims, Erin McGowan, told the media that shortly before the crash her niece had texted her with concerns about the vehicle's condition. The limo had been a last-second replacement for a bus originally rented that broke down, and its engine was apparently unusually loud. "When we get to the brewery we will all b deaf", McGowan wrote.[16]
A couple who had had the same limo, driven by Lisinicchia, a year earlier, when Prestige had done business as Saratoga Luxury Limousine, for their wedding, told Albany station WNYT that the limo was in poor condition, with rust and duct tape, and they, too, found its engine loud. Their complaints to the company's management were dismissed initially and only resulted in a partial refund.[21]
A driver who had worked for a different limousine company that used the same property as Prestige and sometimes shared its fleet told WTEN that he had driven the Excursion in 2015 and it was "absolutely unsafe". In particular, the brakes barely worked. "I was terrified", he said. "You just couldn't stop. You really had to put your foot on the brake." When the vehicle had begun smoking during a prom, the childrens' parents refused to let them ride in it. Neither Prestige nor his employer, the driver said, did anything more than minimal maintenance work. After leaving the company he reported the vehicle to the state.[22]
Lisinicchia's family said he had been given an unsafe vehicle to drive and would never have put passengers in harm's way.[23] His wife said he had been driving for Prestige part-time for a year. She recalled overhearing him on the phone, when the company called with an assignment, complaining that he would not drive a particular vehicle and requesting another one.[24]
The couple also recalled that the driver had been erratic and made dangerous moves such as backing up to make a turn he had missed while on a busy road. They had noticed empty beer cans in the rear as well, and said he had an unidentified passenger in the front seat all day. When they asked him about these things he responded belligerently and profanely. WNYT also learned that Lisinicchia had several outstanding traffic tickets in Saratoga Springs, enough that his license should have been suspended; however a clerical error had prevented the paperwork from being filed.[21]
Further investigation led to disclosures that other Prestige vehicles had failed inspections in the past. The company's address was a hotel in Gansevoort, north of Albany, and its owner, Shahed Hussain, was provisionally identified by The New York Times as a former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) informant in the Newburgh Four terrorism case who had previously avoided prosecution for his alleged involvement in a scheme to sell false identification while he was employed at the state's Department of Motor Vehicles. Police were unable to interview him after the accident as he was traveling out of the country,[16] reportedly for health reasons.[18]
Hussain's son spoke with the police in his father's stead. His attorney, Lee Kindlon, suggested the crash was due to Lisinicchia's unfamiliarity with the intersection. "You just can't stop at something like that", he told the Albany Times-Union. "I think the state Department of Transportation [DOT] is just looking to point a finger."[17]
Authorities had also found issues with the Hussains' maintenance of the Gansevoort hotel Prestige used as its business address. Neighbors had frequently complained about the condition of the property; in early 2017 the state Department of Health shut it down and temporarily evicted the generally low-income long-term residents after a sewer line failed. The Hussains attributed it to sabotage by a tenant they had evicted; an inspection found, however, that it had been poorly installed, with improper fittings and no support.[23]


On October 10 state police arrested Hussain in Watervliet and charged him with criminally negligent homicide,[5] a Class E felony, the least serious under the New York Penal Law.[25] He was taken to Schoharie County Court in Cobleskill and arraigned, after which he pleaded not guilty to the charge, posted $50,000 bail and was released. District Attorney Susan Mallery asked for higher bail than usual to be set for a nonviolent felony, and for the court to require that Hussain surrender any passports he might have, due to the perception of a flight risk. Upon his arrest, she told the court, his vehicle was packed with his personal belongings.[5]
Kindlon said his client had no passports to surrender, and was not even a citizen of Pakistan. Hussain had not been fleeing, he said, but moving in response to death threats he had received. Kindlon said he, too, had received threats, and as a result there was a greater police presence in the courtroom.[5]
If convicted, Hussain faces from 15 months to four years in prison. Kindlon added, however, that he had been advised the state could press 20 counts of the charge, one for each victim, and ask for the terms to be served consecutively, which would result in a 26​13–80-year sentence. He complained that the state had "jumped the gun", since Mallery had told him the day before that charges might not be filed for months, due to the seriousness of the accident.[5]
Kindlon conceded the limo had minor safety issues which the state told Prestige to fix, but said it did not reach the criminal level. He claimed that DOT had evidence that the brakes had been repaired in June. When asked why the state would not have a record of this repair, he told reporters, "That's a great question for DOT".[5]
A DOT spokesman had previously stated that in the wake of failing the September inspection, a large sticker indicating the vehicle was "unserviceable" was placed on the windshield. Even if all the violations had been corrected, the company would have been required to have the vehicle reinspected in its entirety. He called Kindlon's claim that they were fixed "categorically false".[23]
The arrest was not Hussain's first. After a 2014 traffic stop in Cohoes, police said he and his brother Shahyer, who was driving, attempted to pass themselves off as the other. Police eventually learned their true identities. Shahyer's license had been revoked after several dozen suspensions; Nauman's license had been suspended several times but was valid at the time. Nauman was charged with false personation and conspiracy, both misdemeanors; the disposition of the charges is not known.[26]


Governor Cuomo released a statement which expressed his heartbreak for the victims, commended first responders for helping through the night, and noted the state police were working with federal and local authorities to investigate the crash.[27] Senator Chuck Schumer asked God's blessing through Twitter for the victims' families and first responders.[28]
The Apple Barrel Country Store began to collect donations for local first responders, a mostly volunteer organization, and planned a vigil to honor the victims at the store on October 9.[29]
Since three of the dead had been state employees, Cuomo ordered all state government agencies to fly the flags outside their buildings at half-staff on October 11.[30]

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Deadly N.Y. limo crash: Limo company owner was FBI informant - CBS ...
2 days ago - NEW YORK -- The owner of a limousine company in the crash that ... In 2009, the government credited Hussain with rooting out radical Muslims in an ... of the defendants picking targets for jihad and ranting against Jews.
, did business out of a low-budget hotel and whose owner may have a curious history with federal law enforcement. On Monday, officials moved to suspend the company’s operations and seize its vehicles.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo told reporters that the limousine involved in the accident had failed an inspection last month and “was not supposed to be on the road.”

owner of the limousine company, Shahed Hussain, has the same name and address as that of a former informant for the F.B.I. who has testified in two prominent terrorism cases, according to public records. 

lacked commercial drivers license

e motor is making everyone deaf,” wrote Ms. McGowan, 

 manager at the hotel, identified the owner as “Malik” and said he lived in Dubai. Mr. Hussain, the informant, went by Malik when he helped the F.B.I. infiltrate a mosque in Albany.

posed as a wealthy Muslim radical and was the central prosecution witness in a 2004 federal sting focusing on a pizzeria owner and an imam at an Albany mosque. Six years later, Mr. Hussain, who posed as a terrorist, played a key role in the government’s case in a plot to blow up two synagogues in the Bronx.

He became an F.B.I. informant after being charged in 2002 with a scheme that involved taking money to illegally help people in the Albany area get driver’s licenses.
The owner of a company whose limousine was involved in a crash that ... The government credited Hussain with rooting out radical Muslims in a ... tapes of the defendants picking targets forjihad and ranting against Jews.".

NY: Owner of limo company involved in lethal crash is Muslim ex-FBI ...
   NY: Owner of limo company involved in lethal crash is Muslim ... the U.S., and became an FBI informant, stopping one jihad mass murder plot, ...

FBI Islamic terror asset owned the broken-down limo in DEADLY CAR ...
   FBI Islamic terror asset owned the broken-down limo in DEADLY CAR CRASH ... The owner of the limousine that crashed in Schoharie, killing 20 ....May 2009, Hussain again surfaced as an FBI informant when four men from Newburgh were charged with conspiring to plant explosives outside the Riverdale Jewish Center and Riverdale Temple in New York City. As in the Albany case, Hussain posed as a wealthy businessman and befriended the men before implicating them in a terror plot.

The four Newburgh men, Laguerre Payen, James Cromitie, Onta Williams, and David Williams, were convicted but the FBI’s use of Hussain drew harsh criticism and raised entrapment questions.

 five inspections were done of the company’s vehicles over the past 25 months, and 4 were taken out of service as a result, which is a rate of 80 percent failure. The national average is 20 percent.

e Limousine shares a business address with the Crest Inn Suites & Cottages in Wilton, a motel that is also owned by Hussain.

Hussain lived at the motel but on Monday morning, the manager of the motel, Arnie Cornett, said Hussain moved about 18 months ago. He still owns the motel and continues to operate the limo company.

It crashed into an unoccupied parked car and hit two pedestrians before coming to a rest in a shallow ravine, officials said. The limo driver, all 17 passengers and the two pedestrians died.

How does running a stop sign precipitate ramming a PARKED CAR and pedestrians ? (she is implying attack but if it was out of control and could not stop they were in the way) 

numerous islmophobic comments: Was this deliberate? Rather than driving into a crowd of people, he had a vehicle full of people who couldn't get away.

msm are trying to cover up this case by claiming it was the limo's fault.:

"Crash that killed 20 raises concerns over "Frankenstein laws" for limos"
Saturday's deadly crash in Schoharie, New York in which a limo driver, 17 passengers and two pedestrians were killed is raising new safety concerns for the limousine industry. It's believed to be the deadliest transportation accident of any kind in the U.S. since 2009.
But there has been a deadly limo accident every year in this country since at least 2000. Those crashes are blamed for at least 68 deaths.
A limousine filled with people can be its own inherent danger. People are celebrating and often not wearing seatbelts, which can result in passengers being thrown around in the event of a crash.

Limo Company Owner in Crash Revealed as F.B.I. Informant, Recruiter of Terrorists, Fraudster
Mr. Hussain arrived in the United States in about 1995 with considerable legal and extralegal adventures already behind him.

He testified in the 2009 terrorism trial that in Pakistan, he had been active in an opposition political party, arrested and tortured and charged with murder in the 1990s, freed after his father bribed the police, had fled to Moscow, Mexico and finally Texas on a fake passport and was granted asylum in Albany.

While working in and later owning gas stations, he developed a sideline helping people get driver’s licenses. He worked for a company that provided interpreters for people taking driver’s license tests at the D.M.V. and would give his customers the correct answers while ostensibly translating the questions to them.

shows a man who has spent the better part of two decades crossing back and forth from one side of the law to the other.

His work helped convict two leaders of an Albany mosque in a 2004 plot to import a missile and assassinate a Pakistani diplomat, and four other men in a 2009 conspiracy to bomb synagogues in the Bronx. In both cases, the attacks never took place because they were part of a sting operation.

In one of those terrorism trials, Mr. Hussain described five years of solid work for the F.B.I.

 men discussed religion, politics and jihad. Over time, Mr. Hussain, acting on orders from the F.B.I., convinced the pizzeria owner and another man that he was helping plan an attack on a Pakistani diplomat in New York and would be importing a surface-to-air missile from China for the purpose.

They joined the plot, were arrested and, ultimately, convicted, despite their lawyers’ complaints that Mr. Hussain entrapped them.

Also in 2003, Mr. Hussain filed for bankruptcy, claiming debts of $177,000.

If the limousine company allowed a non-CDL chauffeur to operate a stretch limo, we can infer from that they are willing to commit other corner-cutting measures a responsible transport company would never do

ma6h ago
So the guy who is an undercover snitch go the FBI is responsible for the death of 20 people because is a life long criminal. ripping off the system whenever and wherever he can. This is where the FBI goes off the rails and just doesn't use good judgment

Albany NY My jaw hit the floor when I found out the driver was the informant in the Newburgh 4 case. I highly recommend the documentary "The Newburgh Sting". Not only is he one of the shadiest characters you will ever see, but the whole event was a total miscarriage of justice and the perfect definition of entrapment. Eye opening, and just bizarre the connection to this tragedy.

those were trucks that had brakes designed to stop a fully loaded truck. On the other hand the limo that crashed had brakes that were designed to stop a vehicle of the original size with 5 people on board, not a limo with 18 people on board. So for all we know the issue here, and the lesson that will be learned is that a limo must be refitted with more powerful brakes and that the original brakes will no longer do.

r. Hussain has a long record of criminal activity, and a sketchy record of "assisting" law enforcement, the details of which are cringeworthy. Absoliving him a priori on the basis of a flawed technical argument is reckless and rather ignorant.

No disrespect intended to the victims, but the accident recalled Harry Chapin's song "20,000 Pounds of Bananas."(truck crashed after brakes failed going down long hill) I ruined the brakes on my rental leaving Yosemite via the Coulterville Road. Scariest road I've ever been on; and I was being passed by pick-up trucks which knew the road. I rode the brakes all the way down. I know, I should have switched to low gear, but I could not have imagined that this two lane road could twist and turn and descend for so long. Never again.

More: Limo in deadly crash 'should have been in the scrapyard' Police are investigating the deadly crash, the worst in the U.S. in nine years, as a criminal investigation in large part because of repeated warnings and failed inspections of the 2001 Ford Excursion.  On Wednesday, State Police arrested Nauman Hussain, operator of the limousine company, in the deadly crash. He was charged with criminally negligent homicide, a felony.  State inspectors affixed a sticker taking the vehicle out of service after a Sept. 4 inspection, according to the state Department of Transportation.  "The vehicle was subject to inspections and the owner was warned not to operate the vehicle," DOT spokesman Joseph Morrissey said in a statement. "The vehicle was placed out of service."   But the limousine continued to operate, and a lawyer for the limousine company said the vehicle recently underwent repairs.

e limousine's driver had been stopped by a state trooper in Saratoga Springs in late August after he had driven 11 people in the same vehicle and cited for operating it without a proper license, the Times Union in Albany reported Tuesday.
Nauman Hussain ran the limousine company, Prestige Limo, owned by his father, Shahed Hussain.  driver, Scott Lisinicchia, lacked the proper licensing to drive a large passenger vehicle
lacked the necessary federal registration after it was expanded from an SUV to a limo, 

 appears the company, in fact, was trying to sell the old limousine.
TheTimes Union reported that just two days before the Schoharie crash, Prestige Limo listed it for sale on Craigslist for $9,000
 listing said the limo was "very clean inside and out" and "DOT ready" with 180,000 miles.

 did the limo not have a state inspection, it appeared to lack a federal certificate for an SUV that was converted to a stretch limousine, Cuomo said.

New York limo crash: What we know about Prestige Limousine and ...

22 hours ago - The man charged with criminally negligent homicide in a fatal limousine crash had packed bags in his own car when police stopped him, ...
Owner's son now faces criminal charges
State Police charged Nauman Hussain after arresting him during a traffic stop. Schoharie District Attorney Susan Mallery confirmed to CNN that packed bags were found in his car, which contributed to her office arguing during the bail hearing that he was a flight risk.
Nauman Hussain must surrender his US and Pakistani passports, according to a criminal complaint. However, Hussain's lawyer said his client has been a US citizen for a decade and does not have a Pakistani passport.

As a community mourns, limo owner's story emerges Albany Times Union Man whose son was arrested in Schoharie tragedy has bumpy, not-so-secret past
By Chris Churchill and Larry Rulison Updated 7:08 pm EDT, Sunday, October 14, 2018

Twenty-five years before his son, Nauman Hussain, would be charged with criminally negligent homicide for the Schoharie limousine crash that killed 20 people, Hussain was arrested for a murder in his native Pakistan, he said in 2010 court testimony. The charge was politically motivated, Hussain insisted, adding that his wealthy father bribed police to get him out of jail.

He fled to Moscow, before traveling to Mexico City and illegally crossing into the United States at El Paso, Texas. Nearly broke and without a passport or any identification, he traveled by bus to Albany in 1995 to stay at a friend's Central Avenue apartment...

no ordinary immigrant. His success may have been aided by connections to some of the most wealthy and powerful people in Pakistan. He said his brother is Malik Riaz Hussain, a billionaire considered one of the richest men in that country, and has claimed that former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto bought his son a $40,000 Mercedes...

became friendly with DMV employees because he owned the adjacent Getty station

 provided immigrants with answers they needed to pass the tests. At least once, he helped an immigrant falsify the documents required for a license

 was facing deportation to Pakistan.

work with the FBI led to the arrest of others — his friends, he said in court testimony — who had been involved in the driver's license ring

Under FBI direction, Hussain in 2003 fostered a friendship with a pizza-store owner who occasionally prayed at the mosque. Hussain was wearing a wire when he struck up a conversation with the owner, Mohammed Mosharref Hossain, then 49, about jihad and the possibility of making money on the holy war.

That conversation would lead to the 2004 arrest and conviction of Hossain, who is from Bangladesh, and...

 posing again as a wealthy businessman, convinced four men that they could make money off the jihad. He had offered the men $250,000. The "Newburgh Four," as they became known, were convicted to 25-year sentences for planning to bomb synagogues and take down airplanes.

Critics again said that the FBI and Hussain entrapped Muslims ...

 business portfolio appeared to crumble amid bankruptcy and a fire that destroyed the family's Loudonville home and nearly killed his wife. He claimed to be indigent.

But as he worked controversial cases for the FBI, Hussain and his two sons, Nauman and Shahyer, managed to own and operate a new set of businesses — including Prestige Limo,....

 in 2010, the deed for the motel was transferred from Shahed Hussain's late wife, Yasmeen Begum, to a Malik Riaz Hussain with a Pakistan address....

argued that Hussain lied on financial documents used to buy his initial Albany businesses, including the gas station near the DMV. ....

 nothing about Hussain's story, not even his name, should be taken at face value.

"He's a liar, plain and simple, and he's a sociopath, which makes him a really good undercover person," Braverman said. "He's a chameleon, and a sociopath, and he's lied about everything in every state of his life."...

new attention is being paid to two fires linked to the Hussain family — the one involving his former Loudonville residence and another at Ridge Road Car Care in Queensbury, which burned in 2013 after Shahyer Hussain dropped off a Bentley for repairs. Both resulted in significant insurance payouts.

"If he ran his shop the way I would guess Shahed Hussain would run a business, then it doesn't surprise me if everything in it was shoddy and fraudulent," Braverman said. "There's nothing that he would touch that you would trust. If he fixed your elevator, take the stairs."...