LOS ANGELES- A civil lawsuit against Uber claims the ride-sharing service hired 25 former criminals in California.
Prosecutors for Los Angeles and San Francisco say charges include property crimes, sex offenses, and murder.
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón claims the company is misleading customers about the screening process for drivers.
“Innovation does not give companies a license to mislead consumers about issues affecting their safety,” Gascón said in a statement.
He went on to say that Uber uses a system for background checks that leaves out 30,000 criminals who were convicted more than seven years ago.
A spokeswoman for Uber said that no background check is 100% foolproof.