May 22, 2019

Virginia Uber driver was Somali war criminal - jury

Somali citizen Farhan Tani Warfaa testified last week in the Washington DC suburbs that ex-Somali colonel Yusuf Abdi Ali shot and tortured him. In May, CNN reporters went undercover to take an Uber ride with Ali. Ali drove for Uber for about 18 months, after passing a screening process for the rideshare company. The background check included a review of Ali's criminal history using state and national records, and a scan of government watchlists from the FBI and Interpol. Before working for Uber and Lyft, Ali worked as a security guard at Dulles International Airport near Washington DC. Tuesday's ruling, in favour of Mr Wafaa, demanded "Heroic amounts of effort," said his lawyer, Kathy Roberts.

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