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Boston's 'Taxi King' Charged With Federal Tax And Fraud Offenses09:39
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Edward Tutunjian, owner of Boston Cab for more than forty years, was charged Tuesday with tax evasion, employing undocumented immigrants and failing to pay employees for overtime work. (Jeff Egnaczyk/Flickr)
Edward Tutunjian, owner of Boston Cab for more than forty years, was charged Tuesday with tax evasion, employing undocumented immigrants and failing to pay employees for overtime work. (Jeff Egnaczyk/Flickr)
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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.

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Milton Valencia, reporter for The Boston Globe. He tweets @MiltonValencia.

This segment aired on August 3, 2016.

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