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North Korea Owes NYC A Lot Of Money For Unpaid Parking Tickets

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North Korea, whose leader called President Trump a “dotard” yesterday, also happens to owe New York City around $156,000 in unpaid parking tickets, according to NBC4. The fines accrued over the years on vehicles belonging to North Korea’s diplomatic mission to the United Nations.

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Parking violations and U.N. diplomatic missions have a long history with each other in New York, and North Korea is far from the only country to treat NYC’s parking rules casually. But a memorandum of understanding between the city and the missions in 2002 set new rules in an effort to get countries to pay up. That seems to have mostly worked; in North Korea’s case, for example, most of their unpaid fines originate from before 2002.

Here’s how some other countries stack up, according to NBC4:

An I-Team analysis found vehicles assigned to diplomatic delegations from a multitude of countries have accumulated more than $16 million in combined unpaid penalties since the 1990s.

Among the notable scofflaws:

Syria, with $362,550 in parking debt

Iran, with $184,987 in parking debt

Russia, with $104,231 in parking debt

China, with $398,736 in parking debt

Pay your fines, other countries of the world! New York City could use the money to, I dunno, try to fix the subway or something.

News Editor at Jalopnik. 2008 Honda Fit Sport.

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curbwatching

Brilliant! Now I see our strategy for stopping their missile tests.