Taxicab Concessions

High-tech, high-level wheeling and dealing makes all of us fare game

Myers's complaints caught the attention of the state's investigation commission, whose probe eventually led to the indictment and conviction of Turoff and the fleet owner on corruption charges. The fleet owner, Donald Sherman, pled guilty and was sentenced to three months' house arrest and a $250,000 fine. Charges against his son, Ronald Sherman, the fleet owner whose company won approval in the latest experimental program, were dropped in exchange for his father's guilty plea. "Those charges were expunged," said a spokesman for Ronald Sherman last week.

Taxi drivers' leader Bhairavi Desai: Questioning lucrative new contracts
photo: Giulietta Verdon-Roe
Taxi drivers' leader Bhairavi Desai: Questioning lucrative new contracts

Daus, the $167,000-a-year taxi commission chairman, who hails from his own Brooklyn Democratic clubhouse, declined to be interviewed. "He's not available," said Fromberg, the agency spokesman.

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