NEW YORK — New York City is owed over $16 million in unpaid parking tickets issued to foreign diplomatic vehicles.
The city’s 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 says he didn’t have details about the issue.
Officials for Indonesia, Morocco and Pakistan declined to comment. A spokesman for Brazil says it asked for more information. A message left at Nigeria’s U.N. mission wasn’t returned.