Federal prosecutors have added new charges to their case against a former D.C. official accused of accepting bribes in exchange for promoting the interests of certain taxicab companies.
Loza, 44, was charged in September with two counts of bribery. On Thursday, a grand jury returned a superseding indictment against Loza that adds an additional bribery count, one count of conspiracy to commit bribery, one count of extortion and one count of making false statements.
More than $30,000 worth of cash, trips and other gifts were given or offered to Loza in exchange for promoting favorable legislation, prosecutors said.
Loza's attorney didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.