Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the following statement on the Schoharie limo crash trial verdict, which found Nauman Hussain guilty on 20 counts of both manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide.

“The long overdue wheels of justice have finally turned. After years of waiting, justice has been served for the grieving families of the 2018 Schoharie limo crash. Nauman Hussain will be serving time in prison.

"While holding Hussain accountable for his actions is a major step in the right direction, there is more work ahead for accountability, transparency, and justice. The FBI must provide answers and briefings directly to the families which I will continue to work to deliver.

"This long and brutal fight for justice is nearing its end, but we are not there yet. I will not stop until the FBI gives these families clear and honest answers.”

In March 2022, Stefanik publicly questioned Director Wray on the FBI’s involvement in the crash at the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s hearing. She followed up with a letter demanding answers regarding the FBI’s involvement with 2018 Schoharie limousine crash. Following this advocacy, Stefanik announced in April 2022 the FBI opened an internal investigation of the limo crash. In June, Stefanik continued her oversight and requested a timeline for the FBI’s review, a copy of the completed review, and any findings and recommendations.

During her public questioning of Wray in March 2023, Stefanik announced that the FBI will present the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence its report from the investigation into the FBI’s involvement in the Schoharie limo crash. She got Wray to commit to full transparency with this briefing.

In March 2023, Stefanik received the first of multiple briefings that she secured on the FBI’s internal review in a confidential SCIF. She expressed concern with the FBI’s confidential human source program’s standard operating procedures and pushed for grieving families to be updated by the FBI.