The limousine which crashed in upstate NY killing 20 people failed an inspection last month and its driver did not have a suitable licence, according to United States media.
He added, "It's not supposed to be on the road".
All 17 passengers were killed, along with the limo's driver and two pedestrians.
But the statement from the Lisinicchia family says they believe "that unbeknownst to him he was provided with a vehicle that was neither roadworthy nor safe for any of its occupants".
"In my opinion, the owner of this company had no business putting a failed vehicle on the road", the governor said.
Shahed Hussain, who owns Prestige Limousine, served as an FBI informant in two terrorism cases after pleading guilty to a federal fraud charge in 2002.
The couple was married in June at a "beautiful wedding" in upstate New York, Abeling said.
"State police are working with federal and local authorities to investigate the crash, and I have directed state agencies to provide every resource necessary to aid in this investigation and determine what led to this tragedy", Cuomo said.
The New York grand jury report recommended state lawmakers require stretch limousines that seat nine or more passengers to meet the stricter inspection regulations that apply to buses. Heartbreakingly, Steenburg's three sisters, husband, and brother-in-law also perished in the accident - the exact cause of which has not yet been determined.
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They were celebrating Amy's 30th birthday, according to aunt Barbara Douglas, who lost four nieces in the crash.
"Our hearts grieve for the victim's families, our customers who tried to help, and our staff who did everything they could to comfort", the post said.
She and her husband Rob lived in Watertown, New York, according to her Facebook page.
"If there's anything they feel is unsafe that they would not operate that vehicle, they will write that up on a sheet that goes to our service department and that vehicle would be taken out of service immediately", Palfy said.
That friend, her husband, and three of her sisters, all of whom were accompanied by spouses, were among those killed in the crash, Abeling said.
Officials said the limousine was on its way to a surprise party for Amy at an upstate NY brewery.
"I've been on the board for 12 years, and this is one of the biggest losses of life that we've seen in a long, long time".
Officials said the limousine failed to stop at an intersection Saturday and went careening into a parking lot, where it struck a parked SUV.
National Transportation Safety Board chairm Robert Sumalt said the limo was configured for 19 seats.
"These were young couples, just got married and had their whole lives ahead of them". "They were the Four Musketeers".
The startling revelations bring more anguish to those grieving the deaths of 20 people in the quaint town of Schoharie. The front end of the limo was crushed, forcing the engine into the driver compartment, NTSB officials said, describing the substantial "force and energy" required to create such extensive damage. Typically when SUVs are converted into limos, they are cut in half, stretched and converted.