Airport cab stand workers accused of corruption

Last Updated: Wed, Feb 13, 2013 15:00 hrs

Five Logan Airport cab stand workers have been charged with taking bribes for allowing taxi drivers to jump ahead in line.

Prosecutors alleged Tuesday the men took more than $1,000 between November 2012 and January, generally getting $20 to $40 for allowing cab drivers to cut in line. They're being arraigned Wednesday in East Boston District Court.

The arrests were announced by Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley, State Police Col. Timothy Alben and Massport CEO Thomas Glynn.

Cabs operating legally at the airport report to a taxi pool where they are dispatched to terminal cab stands in order. The cab stand workers are accused of allowing some drivers to skip that process and also steering longer-distance fares to some. Some of the drivers told investigators they were able to nearly double their daily earnings.

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