4 Sentenced In DC Taxicab Corruption Scheme

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four men have been sentenced in the last week for their roles in a taxicab bribery scandal in the District of Columbia.

Three of the men were sentenced in Washington’s federal court on Friday to prison terms ranging from eight months to three years and five months.

The other defendant was sentenced Monday to one year and a day in prison.

The sentences are part of what authorities called a wide-ranging conspiracy to bribe public officials to obtain taxi licenses and to influence legislation they hoped would be favorable.

The U.S. Attorney’s office says more than two dozen people have been convicted as part of the investigation, including Ted Loza, the former chief of staff to D.C. Councilmember Jim Graham.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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