Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik today released a statement following the New York State Inspector General’s report that found that that the New York Department of Transportation and the Department of Motor Vehicles did not utilize all options available to them to make Prestige Limo comply with laws.
“This long overdue report once again confirms that the Schoharie limo crash never should have happened,” Stefanik said. “The Prestige Limo Company owner Shahed Hussain used his status as an FBI informant to get away with breaking the law, resulting in the devastating loss of 20 lives. This crash never would have happened if the FBI had not turned a blind eye to Hussain’s long history of breaking the law and New York State agencies’ failures to make Hussain comply with the law. It is shameful that a Corrupt Kathy Hochul appointee held up these critical answers for purely political purposes, but the truth is coming out. I have laid the groundwork for subpoenas, so families still mourning can have the answers they deserve. Accountability on behalf of these families and the entire Schoharie community is coming.”
In March, Stefanik publicly questioned Director Wray on the FBI’s involvement in the crash at the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s hearing. Congresswoman Stefanik intends to issue a subpoena in a Republican Majority to compel any and all information.
She followed up with a letter demanding answers and laying the ground work for a subpoena in a Republican majority. Following this advocacy, Stefanik announced the FBI opened an internal investigation 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.