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New York Terror Suspect Was An Uber Driver

Posted on November 1, 2017
A good idea for all ground transportation drivers. Emblem of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Wikimedia Commons image)

A good idea for all ground transportation drivers. Emblem of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Wikimedia Commons image)

After a move to New Jersey, Sayfullo Saipov eventually settled in Paterson, N.J., and began driving for Uber.

Federal authorities said he had come to their attention as a result of an unrelated investigation, but it was not clear whether that was because he was a friend, an associate, or a family member of someone under scrutiny or because he had been the focus of an investigation.

Saipov had earned a green card, according to a law enforcement official who spoke under the condition of anonymity because the investigation was proceeding, and had entered the country through Kennedy International Airport.

An Uber official said Saipov had passed the company’s background check.

New York Times article here

London, U.K. Telegraph article here

Tech Crunch article here

Related Topics: background checks, criminal incidents, driver behavior, law enforcement, New York operators, TNCs, Uber

Comments ( 1 )
  • Charles Wisniewski

     | about 2 years ago

    did Uber's background check miss criminality?

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