Uber Facing More Criminal Probes From Justice Department

Uber is reportedly the target of additional criminal probes from the Justice Department. According to a report in Bloomberg, the ridehailing company is facing two more probes than the public knew about before, bringing the total to five. Investigations are looking into the possibility that Uber violated price transparency laws, among other things.

Price discrimination is illegal in the United States under federal law, yet Uber had two tools, Cascade and Firehouse, that preferentially offered discounts to certain customers. Those tools are the subject of the price transparency violation investigation.