Boston's 'Taxi King' Charged With Federal Tax And Fraud OffensesPlay
The so-called "king" of taxis in Boston — Edward Tutunjian — was charged Tuesday with tax evasion and other federal crimes.
Three years ago, the IRS raided his Boston Cab headquarters next door to Fenway Park — it's the biggest cab company in Boston — and now he's being accused of payroll tax evasion, hiring illegal immigrants, and failing to pay overtime.
That 2013 search by the IRS came on the heels of a Boston Globe Spotlight Team investigation that uncovered exploitation of drivers in the city's cab industry.
Milton Valencia, reporter for The Boston Globe. He tweets @MiltonValencia.
This segment aired on August 3, 2016.