2011-04-01 / Top Stories

Congressman Weiner Draws 2G In DC Parking Tix

By Howard Schwach

Congressman Anthony Weiner Congressman Anthony Weiner An investigative Capitol Hill newspaper, “Roll Call,” has revealed that Congressman Anthony Weiner, who represents most of Rockaway’s west end, racked up nearly $2,180 in parking tickets in Washington, DC from 2007 to early this month.

The paper added that District of Columbia records show that Weiner only paid them off after the article was in print.

Weiner has publicly railed repeatedly about parking tickets racked up by United Nations diplomats in New York. A year ago, he issued a press release complaining that foreign governments owed $18 million in parking tickets.

“It’s insulting to all New Yorkers that countries like Yemen, Zimbabwe and Iran owe the city millions in unpaid parking tickets,” Weiner said then.

At least in DC, Weiner has paid up, spokesman Dave Arnold told Roll Call.

“All of the Congressman’s parking tickets have been paid. He is pleased to have helped decrease the DC budget deficit,” Arnold said.

Members of Congress are exempt from tickets while on “official business.” They also get special parking spots at DC’s National Airport.

The District’s database showed several instances in which Weiner appears to have incurred multiple violations at the same time, such as failing to display current tags while parked in a taxi stand zone.

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