30 Jun '15, 2am

Uber France’s bosses arrested for running illegal biz

Uber France’s bosses arrested for running illegal biz

Two Uber bosses have been arrested in Paris. TechCrunch reports that Uber France CEO Thibaud Simphal and Uber Europe GM Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty were charged with running illegal taxi operations and concealing digital documents. The police started investigating Uber in November 2014 and raided its Paris office in March. “Our CEO for France and GM for Western Europe were invited to a police hearing this afternoon; following this interview, they were taken into custody. We are always available to answer all the questions on our service, and available to the authorities to solve any problem that could come up. Talks are in progress. In the meantime, we keep working in order to make sure that both our customers and drivers are safe following last week’s turmoils,” Uber told TC in a statement translated from French. The arrests comes after French taxi drivers protested against ...

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