Uber France Leaders Arrested For Running Illegal Taxi Company

Certainly an interesting development for the “sharing-economy”, where strict regulatory structures for the likes of taxis and hotels are circumvented by legally questionable – albeit often welcome – business models introduced to the market

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Uber France CEO Thibaud Simphal and Uber Europe GM Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty were both taken into custody today in Paris. The news was first broken by the AFP. The police started investigating on Uber in November 2014 and raided Uber’s office in Paris in March 2015.

The police charged the two executives with two different charges. First, according to them, Uber is running an illegal taxi company. Uber has been struggling with this charge in many countries, starting with the U.S. In 2010, the company had to changed its original name from UberCab to Uber as taxi companies didn’t want any confusion.

Second, the police said that Uber France is concealing digital documents. It’s hard to tell what the police was looking for when they raided the French office. But apparently, some documents are missing…

The transportation company executives weren’t taken into custody because of the violent protests that…

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