Dallas says Uber driver accused of assault after dropping woman at home used phony city permit

Associated Press

A spokeswoman for the city of Dallas says an Uber driver accused of raping a woman in her home last month after dropping her off was using a fake city permit.

Sana Syed told The Dallas Morning News (http://bit.ly/1M3mcSd ) Monday that Talal Ali Chammout, a felon, wouldn't have passed the city's background check if he applied. Syed says city officials don't know how Chammout got a permit with a number that had belonged to someone else and expired in 2010.

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Uber said over the weekend it had a permit on file for Chammout. It said Monday it's still investigating.

Uber requires drivers pass records checks. Dallas requires drivers pass another background check for a permit.

Records show Chammout was released in 2012 after serving time on a federal weapons charge.

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Information from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com