‘This case was always about a bank bailout, plain and simple. None of that money would have gone to taxi medallion holders. We’re pleased the jury saw through the disinformation being put out by the other side.’
Wong and his companies will repay $1.45M received under contracts with the City, plus pay $317,000 in penalties for ethics violations. The settlement also bars Wong and his companies from doing business with the City or acting as a permit expediter for five years.
Today’s victory blocks the federal government from denying entry or green cards to immigrants in California and more than a dozen other states who use assistance programs like non-emergency Medicaid or food stamps