Former FBI informant owns limo company linked to fatal crash

The company has a checkered safety record -- over the last two years, four vehicles were put out of service.
1:31 | 10/08/18

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Transcript for Former FBI informant owns limo company linked to fatal crash
What we've learned about the owner of the company, you're about to see undercover video here tonight of the owner acting as an FBI informabt to avoid prosecution himself for something else. ABC's erielle reshef on the scene with that part of the story tonight. Reporter: This surveillance video showing an undercover sting operation to thwart a terror attack on a bronx synagogue in 2009. The twist tonight? The man on the right, an FBI informant, ABC news learning he's Shahid hussein, the owner of prestige limousine, the company that oured the limo in the deadly crash. Hussein agreeing to cop rate with the government, after being arrested for helping immigrants cheat on driver's tests while he worked for the DMV. Hussein avoiding a fraud charge and possible deportation to Pakistan. He went on to open prestige lousine, currently based in Albany, for a time, running the business out of a back room of this low budget hotel. The company has a checkered safety record. In five safety inspections over the last two years, four vehicles were put out of service, four times the national average. Right now, hussein is out of the country. He faces criminal charges? That will be part of our investigation. We'll determine if there is any criminal culpability on the part of anyone. If there is, we will hold them accountable for it. And erielle is with us live tonight, as well. Erielle, authorities say they have made contact with the owner of this company now overseas, and what is his company saying tonight? Reporter: Well, David, the company says they are cooperating with investigators, but they are not commenting on hussein's past or on their

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