Son of limo company owner charged in fatal crash was living a life of luxury

The 28-year-old man charged in the fatal limo crash that killed 20 people was living an opulent lifestyle ahead of his arrest, it’s been revealed. 

Nauman Hussain, who operated his father’s Prestige Limo service, lived in a 10,000 square-foot rental home in Albany, New York, with his brother Shahyer and would often buy multi-family homes across the region.

The $1.3million yellow manor they rented for $4,435 a month is complete with an indoor swimming pool, private tennis court, heated floors, and a sauna.

The New York Daily News spoke to neighbors who said they often saw luxury sports cars entering and leaving the winding driveway that led to a three-car garage until the brothers suddenly moved out days before last week’s tragic crash. 

‘A lot of luxury vehicles with tinted windows,’ one woman told the Daily News. ‘We never saw anything other than the cars going in and out because they were never really on the street.’   

Nauman Hussain, 28, was living an opulent lifestyle in upstate New York in  a $1.3million mansion before his arrest Wednesday

He and his brother Shahyer rented the yellow mansion complete with a tennis court and indoor heated pool

He and his brother Shahyer rented the yellow mansion complete with a tennis court and indoor heated pool

He and his brother Shahyer rented the yellow mansion complete with a tennis court and indoor heated pool

Nauman Hussain, a son of the owner of the limousine company behind Saturday's crash that killed 20, was living an opulent lifestyle before his arrest

Nauman Hussain, a son of the owner of the limousine company behind Saturday's crash that killed 20, was living an opulent lifestyle before his arrest

Nauman Hussain, 28, is pictured here in a mugshot from 2014

Nauman Hussain, 28, is pictured here in a mugshot from 2014

Hussain, a son of the owner of the limousine company behind Saturday’s crash that killed 20, paid $4,435 a month in rent with his brother for the home, pictured right in a mugshot from 2014

Neighbors said they often saw luxury sports cars coming in and out of the winding driveway that led to a three-car garage 

Neighbors said they often saw luxury sports cars coming in and out of the winding driveway that led to a three-car garage 

Neighbors said they often saw luxury sports cars coming in and out of the winding driveway that led to a three-car garage 

The brother's former home had 10,000 square feet of living space with traditional architecture & modern amenities

The brother's former home had 10,000 square feet of living space with traditional architecture & modern amenities

The brother’s former home had 10,000 square feet of living space with traditional architecture & modern amenities

All 17 passengers were killed along with the unlicensed driver and two pedestrians when the stretch limousine rented from Prestige Limo ran through a stop sign and careened across an intersection and crashed.

Another neighbor said the brothers, ‘moved out late at night, like maybe 10 or 11 o’clock. I could see into their parking lot, I could see the lights and trucks.

‘I watched as it went out the driveway and I could see that it was a moving truck.’

The brothers’ move out of the seven bedroom and seven bathroom home came just days before one of Nuaman’s limousine crashed while carrying the group of family and friends heading to a surprise birthday party Saturday.

Nauman, 28, was arrested at a traffic stop and charged Wednesday morning with criminal negligent homicide after it was discovered the limousine had failed inspection.

He has since been released on $150,000 bond.

Nauman, who runs the day to day limo operations, reportedly hired the driver who did not carry the proper permits.   

‘We saw the limousines coming and going but we had no idea they had a limousine business,’ said one neighbor.

Neighbors said they seldom saw the brothers, except on occasion when Nauman would walk a small dog 

Neighbors said they seldom saw the brothers, except on occasion when Nauman would walk a small dog 

Neighbors said they seldom saw the brothers, except on occasion when Nauman would walk a small dog 

The home is complete with seven bedrooms , seven full baths and three half bathrooms 

The home is complete with seven bedrooms , seven full baths and three half bathrooms 

The home is complete with seven bedrooms , seven full baths and three half bathrooms 

The brothers' move out of the seven bedroom home came just days before one of Nuaman's limousine crashed while carrying the group of family and friends heading to a surprise birthday party Saturday

The brothers' move out of the seven bedroom home came just days before one of Nuaman's limousine crashed while carrying the group of family and friends heading to a surprise birthday party Saturday

The brothers’ move out of the seven bedroom home came just days before one of Nuaman’s limousine crashed while carrying the group of family and friends heading to a surprise birthday party Saturday

Neighbors said they never knew the brothers operated  a limousine service and were shocked to hear about their involvement in the deadly crash

Neighbors said they never knew the brothers operated  a limousine service and were shocked to hear about their involvement in the deadly crash

Neighbors said they never knew the brothers operated  a limousine service and were shocked to hear about their involvement in the deadly crash

Nauman Hussain (L), was arrested Wednesday and charged with criminally negligent homicide. He is pictured leaving court with his lawyer Lee Kindlon (R) after posting bond

Nauman Hussain (L), was arrested Wednesday and charged with criminally negligent homicide. He is pictured leaving court with his lawyer Lee Kindlon (R) after posting bond

Nauman Hussain (L), was arrested Wednesday and charged with criminally negligent homicide. He is pictured leaving court with his lawyer Lee Kindlon (R) after posting bond

Hussain's girlfriend and brother Shahyer, who he lived with, (pictured) appeared visibly upset as they left Troop G headquarters in Albany  on Wednesday

Hussain's girlfriend and brother Shahyer, who he lived with, (pictured) appeared visibly upset as they left Troop G headquarters in Albany  on Wednesday

Hussain’s girlfriend and brother Shahyer, who he lived with, (pictured) appeared visibly upset as they left Troop G headquarters in Albany on Wednesday

A Dailymail.com photographer noticed trash outside the home Monday. No one was home 

A Dailymail.com photographer noticed trash outside the home Monday. No one was home 

A Dailymail.com photographer noticed trash outside the home Monday. No one was home 

New York State Police Superintendent George Beach said Hussain had previously been issued written violations by the NYSP and the Department of Transportation noting that the ‘driver he hired should not have been operating the vehicle’ from Saturday’s crash.

‘That vehicle was placed out of service by the DOT and should not have been on the road,’ Beach said during a press conference.

‘The sole responsibility for that motor vehicle being on the road Saturday rests with Nauman Hussain.’

On Wednesday it was revealed that Scott Lisinicchia – who was behind the wheel of the 2011 Ford Excursion before the crash – was cited for operating the same limo without a proper license by a state trooper on August 25.

‘Clearly, there are people that were doing things that were far below the law and someone has to be accountable for it. That’s not a way to run a business,’ another  neighbor told the Daily News.

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