SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Prestige Limo Operator Nauman Hussain appeared in court and pleaded not guilty on Wednesday.
He was arraigned on a 40 count indictment in relation to the limo crash last year that left 20 dead.
Hussain appeared before Judge George Bartlett. Cameras were not being allowed inside.
Judge Bartlett rules to set bail at $225,000 cash, $450,000 bond. May not possess a passport, must have GPS monitor, report to probation once a week, and cannot leave the state.
Hussain was indicted last week on 20 counts of criminally negligent homicide and 20 counts of manslaughter in the second degree. Each count in this Indictment mentioning one of the 20 victims’ names.
Seventeen friends used Prestige Limo Service to celebrate a birthday last October.
The limo crashed at the bottom of a hill near the Apple Barrel Country Store killing all 17 passengers, the driver, and two pedestrians..
Hussain’s Attorney Lee Kindlon told NEWS10 ABC last week when that indictment was handed up, that his client maintains his innocence and they look forward to conveying that in court.