published on June 7, 2017 - 12:29 PM
Written by Associated Press

(AP) — A New York City taxi tycoon has been charged with failing to pay millions in state taxes.
Evgeny (yhev-GHEN’-ee) Freidman was being held Wednesday in the Albany County Jail on $500,000 bail. Also known as Gene Friedman, he was arraigned in an Albany court Monday on tax fraud and grand larceny charges.
Defense lawyer Patrick Egan says Friedman denies all the charges.
Democratic State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the 46-year-old dubbed the “Taxi King” didn’t pay more than $5 million in taxes he owed. Officials say the taxes are from 50-cent Metropolitan Transportation Authority surcharges between 2012 and 2015.
Friedman owns hundreds of the New York City-issued medallions that allow yellow cabs to operate.


e-Newsletter Signup

Our weekly poll

What is the single-biggest reason for a spike in violent crime in Fresno?

Loading ... Loading ...

Central Valley Biz Blogs

Popup
shares

3/5

Article views

remaining

Sign up icon

To continue website access to

TheBusinessJournal.com

please create a FREE account OR login here.

1/5

Article views

remaining

SKIP THE POP-UPS
For only $59 for one 1-year you will receive the Print edition along with EVERYTHING The Business Journal has to offer digitally, PLUS you will have unlimited 24- hour a day access to view articles at

TheBusinessJournal.com

Use Promo Code

*New Subscribers Only

Digital and Print

XX Days Remaining

until you can view 5 more free articles

Sign up icon

Want access? Subscribe now & save $20 OFF.

Use Promo Code

WEBSUB20

* NEW SUBSCRIBERS ONLY