Thursday, October 22, 2009

Taxi dispatchers charged with bribery

From NY1:

Six taxi dispatchers were arrested Monday for allegedly rigging the cab selection process at JFK airport.

District Attorney Richard Brown says the dispatchers took small cash bribes, up to $10, to let drivers skip the holding area that taxis are required to wait in -- sometimes for hours before being directed to pick up arriving passengers.

The six are charged with multiple counts, including commercial bribe receiving.

They face up to two years in jail.

The investigation began in May when several drivers alerted The Taxi and Limousine Commission.

Investigators spent months conducting surveillance and performing undercover work.

The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.

Officials say the alleged scheme did not affect the actual amount passengers paid.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This city has so much crime of all sorts it's unfathomable. From the little kid stealing a pack of bubblegum to the weed dealer to the tax evaders, the gun totten murderers to the big jewish bankers at AIG. These things will never change.