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South Korea indicts Uber taxi service founder


SEOUL – South Korean prosecutors have indicted the founder of the Uber taxi service for operating an illegal business, a media report said on Wednesday.
Travis Kalanick, the founder and chief executive of the U.S.-based company, was indicted in absentia by the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office.
The head of a South Korean car rental firm, MK Korea identified only by his surname Lee was also indicted.
The pair was indicted under a law regulating passenger transport services.
South Korean taxi drivers have been angry that their incomes have fallen because of competition from the Uber mobile phone app, which links drivers and passengers. (dpa/NAN)

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