Records: Uber Driver Charged With Assault has Prior Record

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DALLAS (AP) —

A 56-year-old Uber driver who served time in federal prison on a weapons conviction has been charged with sexual assault.

The Dallas Morning News (http://bit.ly/1JXyTtd ) reports that police have accused Plano man Talal Ali Chammout of sexually assaulting a woman July 25 in her Oak Cliff home after dropping her off.

Chammout was indicted by a federal grand jury in 2006 in California for being a felon in possession of firearms and conspiracy to possess stolen government property. His felon status stemmed from a June 1995 assault conviction in California.

Chammout’s attorney did not immediately return call seeking comment. Chammout was jailed Saturday in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Uber spokeswoman Jennifer Mullin told the newspaper that all drivers must pass background checks that include county, federal and multi-state records.

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