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2 More Plead Guilty In D.C. Taxi License Scheme

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Two more people involved in the taxicab industry in Washington have pleaded guilty to bribery charges.

The U.S. Attorney’s office says Berhane Leghese, 45, of Arlington, Va., and Amanuel Ghirmazion, 52, of Washington, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to commit bribery, acknowledging they had conspired to bribe public officials in an effort to obtain taxicab company licenses. The two men each face up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 when they are sentenced.

Seventeen other people have pleaded guilty to charges in the investigation.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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