Friday, 25 September 2015


Duncan Burton served 14 years for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, according to court records and the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. He was convicted by a jury in Houston and served time in Beaumont, Louisiana and Georgia before being released in 2012, according to the federal prison agency.

Although sentenced originally to 18 years, he had earned nearly three years of good conduct time and had about two years of jail time.

Burton, 57, was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of sexual assault, a second-degree felony. If convicted, Burton faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. He remains in the Harris County Jail without bail.

Uber spokeswoman Debbee Hancock said Monday that  Burton passed the company's background checks. She could not immediately be reached Tuesday to respond to the disclosure of Burton's drug conviction.

Someone with a negotiated drug conviction on his or her record would not be eligible for a city-issued permit, but could appeal and attempt to receive one, said Lara Cottingham, deputy assistant director in the city's Regulatory Affairs Department.osted by: william2000 (ZEROCENSORSHIP.COM)

An Uber driver is accused of sexually assaulting a customer in Houston. Police say Duncan Eric Burton raped a passenger.

According to the Houston Police Department, the victim, who was visiting from out of town and out with a group of friends at a bar in the Midtown area, was picked up by the driver.

Police said she was too drunk to tell the driver where she was staying, so he offered to take her to his home to sleep. That's when she alleges he raped her.Would you get into a cab with this guy?

UPDATE: this Uber driver was released in 2012 from Federal Prison on a drug cconviction. After serving 14 years in Prison, he still cleared tthe Uber background check

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  1. Uber's 'background checks' are a joke. all kinds of crooks, murderers, child molestors and thieves get through them. Travis Kalanick is helping these convicted felons reenter society by providing them jobs so they can assault-UH-drive around the public.

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