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Assemblyman Keith Wright Owes More Than $350 in Parking Tickets

By Dartunorro Clark | May 6, 2016 6:43pm | Updated on May 8, 2016 7:05pm
 Rep. Charlie Rangel criticized Airbnb in Harlem's Mount Morris Park neighborhood as (l-r) Assemblyman Keith Wright, former councilman Robert Jackson, former Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV and state Sen. Liz Krueger look on.
Rep. Charlie Rangel criticized Airbnb in Harlem's Mount Morris Park neighborhood as (l-r) Assemblyman Keith Wright, former councilman Robert Jackson, former Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV and state Sen. Liz Krueger look on.
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HARLEM — Manhattan Assemblyman Keith Wright, who is running to replace U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel in Congress, has two unpaid parking tickets totaling $353.60 that are currently in judgment, DNAinfo New York has learned.

According to records obtained by DNAinfo and a search on the city’s parking ticket database, a New York State Assembly plate number belonging to Wright has two outstanding parking tickets.

One ticket, issued in October 2013, totals $150.94 including a $60 penalty and $25.94 in interest, according to parking records. That ticket was issued on 135th Street in Harlem for violating city parking code 71, which is for an expired or missing state inspection sticker.

The second ticket, from April 2014, was issued for a violation of Section 4-08(e)(5) of the city’s traffic rules, which indicate parking, standing or stopping within a crosswalk. Records show the car was within a crosswalk on Queens Boulevard. The ticket fine was $202.66, with a $60 penalty and $27.66 added. 

According to city parking regulations, cars are subject to a boot if more than $350 in parking fines are not paid within 100 days.

“I’m glad you told me,” Wright said in a phone conversation. “I’ll be paying them today.”

He said he did not recall getting the tickets and did not know what they were for, but “it’s not a problem at all.”

“I will be more than happy to pay them because I have bigger fish to fry,” Wright said.