The U.S. Department of justice checks the activities of Uber

Минюст США проверяет деятельность Uber

Guide service on call taxi is accused of bribing officials of foreign States.

The U.S. Department of justice initiated a preliminary investigation against the company Uber. The reason was suspicion of corruption abroad. The consequence suspects the company’s management paid bribes to officials of foreign States, instead of waiting for the permissions to conduct business. The decision to start a full investigation will depend on the results of the audit.

Information about the beginning of the investigation emerged on Wednesday, August 30, the newspaper The Wall Street Journal. According to the publication, currently, Uber provides services in 69 countries around the world, it is unknown if the subject of an investigation of the wrongful actions of a company in one country or in several. Representatives from Uber said the company is cooperating with the investigation, they neither confirmed nor denied the information that in relation to the company being investigation.

Previously, the taxi service has repeatedly been accused of stealing technology and sexual harassment at the company.

Note, at the end of June on the backdrop of scandals and large losses retired founder and CEO of Uber Travis Kalanick. Later it became known that the head of the company took the Gift Khosrowshahi – head of online service bookings Expedia. The Board of Directors Uber voted for his candidacy after three days of meetings.