COHOES, N.Y. -- New York State Troopers recently arrested two
brothers during a traffic stop after they allegedly tried to switch identities.
Shahyer Hussain, 25, of Gansevoort, was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, Criminal Impersonation, and Conspiracy.
Nauman Hussain, 24, of Gansevoort, was charged with False Personation and Conspiracy.
When stopped by troopers for speeding, neither of the
brothers had identification and claimed to be each other. Further investigation
into their identities revealed that the operator of the vehicle at the time of
the traffic stop, Shahyer, had a revoked New York State license with 28
suspensions, 24 of them occurring on 12 different dates.
The passenger of the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop, Nauman, had a valid New York State license but with an extensive suspension and conviction list which had been cleared.
Troopers placed the pair in custody and transported them to the State Police barracks in Latham and confirmed their identities using photos. A more extensive report at the barracks also revealed that the two brothers have been ticketed over 70 times in total and that Shahyer, the driver at the time of the latest traffic stop, has used his brother's identity numerous times before.
They were arraigned Friday at the City of Cohoes Court and were released on bond with Shahyer posting a $10,000 bond and Nauman posting a $2,500 bond. They are scheduled to reappear in court on February 13, 2014.
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