Chris Abele, the millionaire philanthropist running for county exec, doesn't pay any state or federal income taxes.Five years later and it's obvious that Abele still thinks that parking rules are for the little people.
That's been well-documented.
But the guy apparently doesn't mind dipping into his wallet to help the city's meter readers meet their monthly quotas.
Records show Abele has racked up 92 parking tickets since Jan. 1, 2007. Of those tickets - which run $22 each - he paid a $5 late fee on 26 and a $15 late fee once.
Total cost: $2,169.
To most people, that's real money, but it's just a drop in the bucket for the scion of wealthy Boston businessman John Abele.
"Chris is on the go a lot," explained Brandon Lorenz, Abele's campaign spokesman.
Like nobody else is.
But unlike others, he's not feeding the meters when he's parking his 2009 Audi, which bears the striking vanity plate "PRFR0CK," according to city and state databases.
On Monday night, Abele had a rare campaign appearance thinly disguised as an even rarer town hall meeting to discuss his 2016 budget which is already in the books. Said event took place at the Urban Ecology Center.
And outside the Urban Ecology Center was Abele's massive SUV, parked in a no parking zone:
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