Egypt owes $1.9 million in unpaid NYC parking tickets. Nigeria owes $1 million and Indonesia is stalling on paying $725,000. How can this happen? We don’t know. Diplomatic license plates give you immunity for lots of offenses, but not for unpaid NYC parking tickets.
The US Government issues the diplomatic licenses and has threatened foreign governments with taking back and not issuing any more diplomatic licenses, but that simply hasn’t happened.
Indonesia representatives are blaming NYC, saying that it got only one parking space for 35 employees.
According to Beatmag, diplomatic missions in New York owe a staggering total of $16.7 million which authorities have tried in vain to collect.