- Associated Press - Friday, May 23, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The FBI is looking into the Charlotte City Council’s vote in 2011 to limit access for taxicabs at the airport.

The Charlotte Observer reported (https://bit.ly/1nyBmAH ) the decision by city council has been under review after former Mayor Patrick Cannon’s arrest on corruption charges in March.

The owner of Diamond Cab said he was interviewed by the FBI earlier this month.

Diamond Cab part-owner Obaid Khan said his was one of the companies that lost access to the airport in that vote.

Khan and some other cab owners complained after Cannon’s arrest that the process of awarding the taxi contract at the airport had been corrupted by a pay-to-play scheme.

Khan says his company has lost money since it cannot pick up passengers at the airport.


Information from: The Charlotte Observer, https://www.charlotteobserver.com

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