June 28, 2017

Uber settles with JCOPE for $98K over unreported lobbying



New York State Capitol from Corning Tower
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The state’s lobbying and ethics watchdog agency has reached a $98,000 settlement with the ride-hailing company Uber over unreported lobbying. It’s the largest sum to be paid out in relation to the the Joint Commission on Public Ethics ‘ compliance efforts.

The settlement states that Uber failed to report approximately $6.3 million in lobbying compensation and expenses on its reports filed with the state entity.

The unreported lobbying spending mainly came during a highly public 2015 battle between Uber and the administration of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio over a bill in the New York City Council to rein in the ride-hailing company’s growth. The legislation was ultimately put aside after a television advertising blitz by Uber that the company at the time acknowledged was “substantial.”

Uber had retained the services of a lobbying filing firm, which failed to report […]

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