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Diplomats Owe NYC $16M in Unpaid Parking Tickets



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    New York City is owed over $16 million in unpaid parking tickets issued to foreign diplomatic vehicles.

    The Department of Finance says Egypt tops the list of more than 180 countries with nearly $2 million in outstanding debt as of this summer.

    The Wall Street Journal says five countries owe more than $500,000: Nigeria, Indonesia, Brazil, Morocco and Pakistan.

    Most of the debt is from tickets issued before 2002. Since then, the amount has been drastically reduced due to a city crackdown of unpaid parking tickets.

    Egypt's U.N. mission spokesman tells the Journal he didn't have details about the issue.

    Officials for Indonesia, Morocco and Pakistan declined to comment. A spokesman for Brazil says it asked the city for more information. A message left at Nigeria's U.N. mission wasn't returned.