Uber CEO Misses Court Appearance in South Korea

Hyo Kyung Kim, June 30, 2016, 9:29 a.m.


The American CEO of Uber failed to show up in court here on Wednesday and asked for more time. Travis Kalanick was indicted a year and a half ago for running an illegal taxi service in Korea and has promised to appear at his trial. Defense counsel said his absence was unavoidable.

"It's a regret that Kalanick didn't appear before the court without giving any concrete reason," a court official said. "We're going to delay trial and then consider what to do next." On June 2, lawyers for Kalanick asked the court to set a trial date, promising he would appear. Kalanick has been in Tianjin, China for the summer Davos forum that ended Tuesday and seemed set to come to Korea next.

 

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