When Presidential candidate Sen Barak Obama (D-IL) graduated from Harvard Law School in 1991, he skipped town owing $140 in parking tickets.
Over the years, he racked up another $240 in interest and penalties on those tickets.
But, just to throw the opposition research guys a curve, he paid them all off just two weeks before he announced his candidacy.
Oh, and the Boston Globe also found out Sen Obama paid the $117 in parking tickets he owed in Somerville, Massachusetts. (WBZ-TV)