From the Albany Times Union:
By Steve Hughes and Brendan J. Lyons Updated 7:40 pm EDT, Thursday, October 11, 2018
COLONIE — The former FBI informant who owns the limousine involved in the fatal Schoharie crash has faced scrutiny at least twice for costly fires, including one that destroyed a Bentley luxury car and another that burned down a residence in Loudonville.
Neither Shahed Hussain nor his two sons, Nauman and Shahyer, were accused of wrongdoing in the incidents.
The first blaze occurred in October 2003 and, at the time, Shahed Hussain was working as an informant for the FBI in a counter-terrorism sting in Albany. His undercover role in the terror case brought FBI agents to the scene of the fire out of concern that someone may have identified their informant and wanted to kill him.
The fire destroyed the Route 9 residence and nearly killed Hussain’s wife, Yasmeem Begum, who was alone in the house and had been trapped on the second floor when it started. …
The second fire took place in 2013 after Hussain’s son, Shahyer, returned a 2005 Bentley Continental GT to the Warren County auto dealer where the vehicle had been purchased. Shahyer Hussain said the vehicle had a transmission problem and that it may be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. …
Anyway, the Hussain family reminds me of my January 2018 column in Taki’s Magazine “Immigration and the Deep State.” For the Deep State, Trump’s plan to cut back on immigration is Crazy Talk because America needs rogue immigrants like Shahed Hussain, death limo owner, to spy on all the other rogue immigrants we let in.
For the security services, the immigration of bad guys like Hussain is a self-licking ice cream cone. We can’t deport Hussain because we can use him to play agent provocateur to turn other potential bad guy immigrants into actual bad guy immigrants. Rinse and repeat.
Hussain was the designated bad guy in the 2014 HBO documentary The Newburgh Sting about bomb threats to a couple of Bronx synagogues and plans to shoot down military cargo planes with Stinger missiles: