Mohammed Hossen berated ex-Goldman Sachs bigwig Matthew DeMonte and his pregnant wife, a judge found.
The issue was highlighted by a recent dispute between two cabdrivers at the 1 Beard St. store.
The veteran correspondent for the news show died after the car he was riding in crashed.
The taxi was engulfed in fire at the corner of Seventh Avenue and West 58th Street.
Wesley Mensing, 27, a golf coach in New Jersey, was killed while crossing East 62nd Street, police said.
The illegal drivers often get light punishments and drive recklessly, legal drivers say.
Nojeem Odunfa was arrested for fatally striking Jerrison Garcia at 108th St. and Park Ave., police said.
The personal drivers of some of Manhattan's mega-wealthy have been accused of being illegal cabbies.
Taxi inspectors confiscated thousands of cars, mysterious white flags appeared and a micro pig moved in.
Lyft said it would abide by TLC regulations and state laws.
Current and former Taxi and Limousine Commission inspectors said seizures are a fundraiser for the city.
The outcry follows DNAinfo's story about inspectors accusing innocent drivers of being illegal cabbies.
Court records show Taxi and Limousine inspectors have seized hundreds of innocent drivers' cars.
The ride-sharing operator has been in discussions to make its service legal in the city.
A judge pushed back judgment on Lyft's restraining order to Friday so the two sides could compromise.
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