California prosecutors broaden lawsuit against Uber

Uber says it rejected more than 600 California drivers because of drunk driving crimes

Los Angeles and San Francisco’s district attorneys have broadened their December lawsuit against Uber.

They allege registered sex offenders, identity thieves, burglars, a kidnapper and a convicted murderer passed Uber’s screening process.

Innovation “does not give companies a license to mislead consumers about issues affecting their safety,” San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon said in a statement on Wednesday.

Uber said in a statement that last year, it rejected more than 600 drivers in L.A., San Diego and San Francisco because they had been convicted of violent and drunk driving offenses.

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