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.


comments powered by Disqus