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    Uber Gets Slapped With $905,000 Fine in France for Illegal Practices

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    A French court fined Uber, a taxi service provider, 800,000 euros (some $907,000) over the company's illegal transport business schemes, local media reported Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) According to the Le Figaro newspaper, the US-based taxi giant was tried for UberPOP service hiring local amateur drivers to transport Uber clients.

    The court mitigated the punishment as it suspended half of the fine commanding Uber to pay just 400,000 euros (some $454,000), media added. Uber reportedly intends to appeal the ruling.

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