Chinatown Restaurant Owner Indicted

September 3, 2013

Tony Cheng, the owner of a popular Chinatown restaurant that bears his name, and his son were indicted on federal charges that they attempted to bribe District officials in hopes of obtaining taxicab licenses. Cheng and his son, Anthony R. Cheng Jr., are charged with one count each of attempting to bribe a public official, U.S. Attorney Ron Machen announced. According to a press release from Machen’s office, the Chengs, over a period spanning November 2010 through June 2011, allegedly tried to influence officials at the D.C. Taxicab Commission and the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs to give them licenses to operate a taxi company. (dcist)

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