Former Obama campaign manager and Uber executive David Plouffe has been fined $US90,000 for illegally lobbying Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel on behalf of the ride-hailing giant, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The fine was imposed by the Chicago Board of Ethics after 2015 emails between Plouffe and Emanuel were unearthed in a separate case.
According to the report the Ethics Board found that Plouffe had not registered as a lobbyist when he contacted Emmanuel about regulations related to Uber service at airports.
Uber was also fined $US2,000, according to the Tribune.
Plouffe recently left Uber to be head of policy for Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropy initiative, The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
We’ve reached out to Uber for comment. A spokesperson for The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative declined to comment.