Ex SFPD officer charged with bribing cab drivers

December 2, 2010 4:41:18 PM PST
A retired San Francisco Police officer was charged with bribing cab driver applicants.

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.