Paris court fines Uber 800,000 euros for running illegal service

The UberPop service, which no longer operates in France, connected clients via a smartphone app with non-professional drivers using their own cars.

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A French court has fined Uber 800,000 euros (£625,000) for running an illegal transport service with non-professional drivers and slapped smaller fines on two of its executives in the first such criminal case in Europe, reports The Telegraph.