January 4, 2016 9:22 pm

U.S. attorney general’s stepdaughter held over disputed taxi fare

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

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NEW YORK – New York City police say the stepdaughter of U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch was taken into custody after an argument with an Uber taxi driver over an unpaid fare.

Kia Absalom was riding in the car Dec. 28. Police say she believed her fare was automatically paid by credit card. But the driver tells the Daily News she hadn’t paid.

Police say the two argued and the driver took her to a Brooklyn police station. They say after it was determined she owed the driver about $20 she was detained in a cell while her boyfriend went to pay the fare.

After she paid, she was released.

Messages left with the attorney general’s office and Absalom on Monday haven’t been returned. San Francisco-based Uber has declined to comment.

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