Cincy finds 400 workers owed on parking tickets

CINCINNATI (AP) - Cincinnati has learned that more than 400 parking ticket scofflaws were working on its own payroll.

The city is now offering an amnesty discount to more than 60,000 people with unpaid parking tickets going back as far as 10 years. Before launching the program, the city generated a list of city employees who qualified and came up with 419 names.

The list included an aide to Mayor Mark Mallory who hadn't paid more than $1,500 in parking fines. Three officers who write parking tickets owed $260 for their own violations.

The city put warning notices about outstanding parking tickets in workers' paychecks, and more than 300 have paid up.

The amnesty program offers a 50 percent discount on unpaid parking violations. It runs through June.

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