Hey drivers, the SF Chronicle is reporting that former SF Taxi Detail police officer Paul Makeveckas and former Flag-A-Cab Taxi School instructor Bill Hancock are expected in court this week. They're both being charged with accepting bribes in exchange for giving would be cab drivers passing grades on their city taxi license tests.
According to the article in SF Gate, Makaveckas was charged Wednesday with four counts of bribery. He pleaded not guilty and is out on a $160,000 bail.
Bill Hancock, according to the article, was arrested Tuesday in Marin County on three counts of bribery for allegedly acting as the middleman between cab drivers and Makaveckas. Wow! I remember taking Hancock's class. He gave us free food.
And according to this new website called the Bay Citizen, they are both expected to appear in court Thursday, December 2.
I have mixed feelings about Makaveckas. On the one hand, he was always good to me, and had a likable personality. On the other hand, I saw him do something once that was less than professional and he tried to get me involved in it, but I won't go into the details. It wasn't a bribe, but it wasn't too cool. I guess we'll follow the updates.
The Bay Citizen, on the other hand, is a recently founded news organization devoted to reporting civic and community issues in the San Francisco Bay area. Read their article on Makaveckas here.