Korean Authorities Charge Uber Over Transportation Laws, Threaten CEO With Jail Time

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is facing a possible fine or jail sentence in Korea after prosecutors charged the company and its founder with violating local transportation laws, according to Yonhap News.

The controversial U.S. taxi booking service is currently under pressure from authorities in Taiwan and Thailand right now, but barely a day seems to pass without some regulator or government somewhere taking exception to its business model. These charges in Korea, however, are more substantial than the ban that Uber tends to attract.

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