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Ted Loza Sentenced To 8 Months In Prison

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Loza's sentence also includes four months of supervised release after his time in prison and 150 hours of community service. He pleaded guilty to two charges of accepting illegal gratuities and one charge of making a false statement to the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics.

Loza, 46, admitted to receiving $1,500 in cash payments from someone with financial interest in the taxicab industry in June and July of 2009, while he was working as Graham's chief of staff. The payments were accepted by Loza for his help with legislation that added a hybrid vehicle exception to a moratorium on new taxicab company licenses.

There are 26 other people who have pleaded guilty as a result of this ongoing investigation, which uncovered "a large-scale, long-term scheme to corrupt the taxicab industry in Washington, D.C.," according to a U.S. Justice Department statement.

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