by Damilola Jagun
According to the United States’ Department of Finance, New York City is being owed over $16 million in unpaid parking tickets issued to foreign diplomatic vehicles.
Over 180 countries are in the list, which is topped by Egypt 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, and ever since then, the amount has been significantly reduced as a result of the city’s crackdown of unpaid parking tickets.