Posts Tagged ‘yitbarek syume’

Key Figure in Cash Cab Investigation Released

Yitbarek Syume, the alleged mastermind behind a plot to increase his share of the D.C. taxicab market through cash gifts to Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham's former chief of staff, is now a semi-free man. Syume was recently released from jail and put under electronic monitoring pending sentencing set for the beginning of next year, [...]

An Honorable Graham

Last week, while several of his colleagues were fending off allegations of being crooks, thieves, and liars, Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham went on a peculiar kind of victory tour.
Prompted by newly released videos showing his former chief of staff Ted Loza taking $2,600 in cash to give to Graham, the councilmember went public with [...]

Taxicab Confessions

Picture this, District resident: In the not too distant future, you go to hail a cab. Almost immediately a black sedan, which is less than six years old or has fewer than 300,000 miles on it, pulls up. The driver, a conscientious, properly licensed small businessperson, happily takes you wherever you want (even to Southeast).
During [...]

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