French court fines Uber, execs for illegal taxi service

By Chine LabbĂ© PARIS (Reuters) – A French court fined Uber Technologies [UBER.UL] 800,000 euros ($907,000) on Thursday for running an illegal taxi service with non-professional drivers and slapped smaller fines on two of its executives in the first such criminal case in Europe. The Uber POP service connected clients via a smartphone app with non-professional drivers using their own cars. Uber France suspended the low-cost service last year after the government banned it under pressure from licensed taxi drivers.

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