Uber Missed Criminal Records of Drivers, Prosecutors Assert

  

For more than a year, regulators in various cities have questioned whether Uber, the ride-hailing service, vets its drivers for criminal backgrounds as carefully as traditional taxi companies. Now the district attorneys of San Francisco and Los Angeles have offered perhaps the most concrete evidence to date that people convicted of murder, sex offenses and
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California says Uber’s background checks missed convicted murderer

  

  Wide range of criminals driving for Uber only came to light after they got cited for offering illegal rides. California prosecutors have broadened their civil lawsuit against popular online ride-sharing service Uber, alleging that its background checks missed people previously convicted of murder and sex crimes, court records show. The district attorneys of San
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Uber caught hiring CRIMINALS in undercover TV sting: Background checks didn’t spot convicted reckless driver and felon who served ten years in prison

  

Three convicted criminals successfully applied to become Uber drivers in an undercover investigation being unveiled next month. And when they told an Uber representative about their convictions, they were still encouraged to apply. It is the result of a six-month investigation by Crime Watch Daily into the $50billion ride-sharing service after a slew of horrific
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Lafayette City-Parish Council to consider Uber regulations

  

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) – The Lafayette City-Parish Council is considering new regulations to require Uber and similar companies to do regular background checks on contract drivers, inspect vehicles and carry insurance above and beyond what state law requires for drivers. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1MMvSlD) the new regulations were introduced at Tuesday’s council meeting and are
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4 Uber drivers cited at LAX have serious criminal records

  

At least four men who were ticketed by Los Angeles International Airport Police while driving for Uber’s low-cost car service have criminal convictions that would bar them from operating a taxi in Los Angeles, records show. The drivers have been convicted of child exploitation, identity theft, manslaughter and driving under the influence, according to court
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Uber Driver Accused Of Rape Used Fake City Permit

  

Dallas city officials are wanting answers from the popular ride-sharing service Uber after the CBS 11 I-Team discovered an Uber driver, accused of raping a passenger, used a fake Dallas city permit. Talal Chammout, 56, was arrested Friday after investigators say he followed a passenger into her home and sexually assaulted her. Chammout has a prior criminal
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Uber and the lawlessness of ‘sharing economy’ corporates

  

In February, Airbnb chief executive Brian Chesky compared his firm’s defiance of local housing ordinances with that of Gandhi’s passive resistance to British rule. Meanwhile, a tweeter compared Uber to Rosa Parks, defying unjust laws. Chesky quickly backed down after widespread mockery. Companies acting out of self-interest comparing themselves with the noble heroes of civil rights movements is as
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Uber, driver attorneys maneuver toward crucial hearing

  

  Uber Technologies Inc is jostling with drivers suing for reimbursement of their expenses in advance of an important hearing next week in the fight over whether drivers are independent contractors or employees entitled to benefits. Three drivers sued Uber in a federal court in San Francisco, contending they are employees and entitled to reimbursement
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