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WUSA Investigates Amazon CEO’s $17,000 Unpaid Parking Violations

Topic: Investigative Reporting
Posted on 2/1/2020

TEGNA’s CBS affiliate WUSA-TV Washington, D.C. aired an investigation on January 30 into nearly $17,000 worth of unpaid parking violations allegedly related to the renovation of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Washington mansion. Investigative reporter Eric Flack learned 564 citations were issued on the mansion’s block between October 2016 and October 2019 and witnessed workers leaving the construction site and departing in ticketed vehicles day after day .

WUSA found vehicles were cited for ignoring no parking zones, as well as blocking crosswalks and obstructing pedestrian traffic. Almost $6,000 worth of tickets were unpaid at the time of investigation.

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