Ex SFPD officer charged with bribing cab drivers

SAN FRANCISCO

Investigators say 55-year-old Paul Makaveckas accepted bribes from cabbie applicants in exchange for a passing grade on a written examination required for a taxi driving permit.

Police also arrested the operator of a taxi-school, 60-year-old William Hancock who's accused of being the middle man.

Investigators say they don't know which cabbies paid bribes or whether any drivers will be re-tested.

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