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Saturday, June 21, 2014 

A Russian tourist was charged $149 for a 75-foot cab ride at JFK Airport — then whacked him in the face after he refused to pay, police sources said. Vladimir Zakharov, 75, of Moscow, hopped into an unlicensed livery cab driven by Wayne Walker and asked for a ride to Terminal 2 on Friday at about 4 p.m., PAPD cops said. When they rolled up, less than one minute later, the cabbie handed over the mile-high bill — charging the unlucky passenger a whopping $2 per foot. Zakharov refused to pay, so Walker allegedly locked all of the doors, trapping him inside his Nissan Pathfinder SUV, police sources said, see http://nypost.com/2014/06/21/tourist-assaulted-in-nyc-after-refusing-to-pay-2-per-foot-for-cab-ride/

“These guys are like cockroaches. The public mistakenly thinks these people are just taxi drivers but they are predators. They target travelers leaving airport,” a police source said. Livery cab drivers licenced by the TLC must follow rules that prevent price -gouging — but illegal hacks have nobody to answer to, a rep for the agency said. “There are rules prohibiting overcharge for licensed livery drivers charging above the rates they have on file, just as there are rules for yellow and green cabbies charging above metered rates,” said TLC spokesman Allan Fromberg, see http://nypost.com/2014/06/21/tourist-assaulted-in-nyc-after-refusing-to-pay-2-per-foot-for-cab-ride/

A sting operation targeting unlicensed livery drivers outside city airports led to seven arrests, more than 50 summonses and plenty of excuses from busted hacks. Eagle-eyedTLC Captain Israel Ramos, 47, said the agents looked for tell-tale signs like two car antennas — and no TLC plates — before quizzing passengers as they exited illegal liveries. “We have to be careful,” said Ramos. “I usually wear a bullet proof vest because some guys carry weapons — knives, guns, bats.” At least 28 drivers at both JFK and LaGuardia Airport had their cars towed and must pay at least $180 to get them back. Agents also issued summonses for $200 to $1,500 a pop. Some busted hacks were working for themselves, while others answered calls for car services around the city. Those companies also face fines starting at $500 — and will be shut down after three strikes.

FBI New York City Field Office To Assist Dallas FBI In Search For Honor Killing Taxi Driver Yaser Said, About Time! FBI New York City Field Office To Assist Dallas FBI In Searching For Honor Killer Yaser Said Offers $20,000 Reward. For the last several years I have been the only investigator who has the nerve to stuck my neck out and gone on screen with national media TV like Fox News NY with Megan Kelly, Inside Edition with Lisa Guerrero and John Walsh’s AMW to claim I knew that Honor Killer Yaser Said was working as a taxi driver in Metro New York City:

1). See Fox News article on taxi driver Yaser Said in NYC http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/29/alleged-honor-killing-suspect-yaser-said-could-be-hiding-in-plain-sight-as-new/
2). See UK Daily Mail article on taxi driver Yaser Said in NYC at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2152369/Yaser-Said-Man-murdered-daughters-shocking-Muslim-honour-killing-working-New-York-City-cab-driver.html
3). See FBI most wanted poster on taxi driver Yaser Said in NYC http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/murders/yaser-abdel-said
4). See NY Daily News article about taxi driver Yaser Said in NYC http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/texas-dad-wanted-honor-killing-daughters-hiding-new-york-city-taxi-driver-private-investigator-article-1.1087425
5). See New York Village Voice article about taxi driver Yaser Said in NYC http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/06/honor_killing_s.php
6). See GA Daily News article about taxi driver Yaser Said in NYC http://www.gadailynews.com/news/crime/108702-muslim-man-yaser-said-who-murdered-his-daughters-in-shocking-honor-killing-is-working-as-a-new-york-city-cab-driver.html
7). See NY Post article about taxi driver Yaser Said in NYC http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/texas_honor_killing_suspect_could_3OUsMqLz9YK5lMDLO3bolL
8). See ‘INSIDE EDITION’ news article about taxi driver Yaser Said in NYC http://www.insideedition.com/investigative/5182-inside-edition-investigates-an-honor-killing
9). See Most Wanted Siblings ‘Honor Killer’ Yaser Said And His Sister Ghada Said Could Be Hiding in Metro NYC http://cheatersflorida.wordpress.com/2013/06/30/most-wanted-siblings-honor-killer-yaser-said-and-his-sister-ghada-said-could-be-hiding-in-metro-nyc/

Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com