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More Than Two Dozen Indicted In Bribery Scandal

WaPo is reporting that more than two dozen individuals have been indicted in the ever-expanding taxi-cab bribery scandal:

"The suspects are cab drivers or others with financial ties to the industry, said the sources, who requested anonymity because the case is actively under investigation. The indictments remained sealed on Friday.

FBI agents and local police, the sources said, were going to try to round up as many of the suspects as possible on Friday."

The investigation started 18 months ago when people tried to bribe a member of the taxicab commission.

The Post goes on to write:

"The board member reported the bribe attempt to authorities, the sources said. Soon, the sources said, the taxi official was wearing a wire and working undercover for the FBI by taking bribes from people in the taxi industry. He played a key role leading up to Thursday's indictments, the source said.

More than $100,000 in bribes were collected as part of the investigation, the sources said."

So who was that good citizen on the board that refused taxi money?

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  • Chris Peterson

    The commission's Web page lists seven commissioners, which "panel" they're on, and what they're a "member of":

    Sandra C. Allen Panel on Consumer and Industry Concerns Public
    A. Cornelius Baker Panel on Consumer and Industry Concerns Public
    Paul Cohn Panel on Consumer and Industry Concerns Industry
    Bart Lasner Panel on Consumer and Industry Concerns Industry
    Thomas E. Heinemann Panel on Rates and Rules Public
    Inder Raj Pawha Panel on Rates and Rules Industry
    Scott Kubly Panel on Rates and Rules Public

  • Mary

    I sure hope it was "Corny".

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