I-Team: Russian Diplomatic Vehicle Registrations Held Up Over Unpaid Parking Bill

After the I-Team revealed Russian diplomats abusing parking privileges and failing to pay $101,000 in outstanding NYC parking summonses, NBC New York has learned the U.S. State Department has held up more than two dozen registrations for vehicles belonging to the Russian Federation.

The action will prevent Russia from renewing some of its U.S. diplomatic license plates until some of the outstanding tickets are paid.

A spokesperson for the State Department declined to specifically address Russia’s vehicle fleet, but sent the I-Team a statement pointing out that all foreign missions to the United Nations are subject to a 2002 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that calls for new diplomatic

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