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Justin Bieber Owes Germany $11,000 For Abandoning His Monkey, Mally

Erika Fleury November 17, 2013

Justin Bieber has some money problems and it's all because of his monkey problem.

Back in March, Bieber's pet monkey, Mally, was seized by German officials when the singer tried to bring the animal into the country without permission during a stop on his "Believe" tour, People magazine previously reported. Without the proper paperwork, Munich authorities seized the monkey and quarantined it at the airport.

In May, it became the property of Germany and Bieber was sent a bill of $1,500 in July for the monkey's care, according to the Associated Press.

That bill has yet to be paid.

Germany's Federal Agency for Nature Conservation told Celebuzz Bieber owes them $11,000, or 8,088 Euros, to date. And that number keeps growing. Attorney Ellen Frederichs has tried to get in touch with the pop star, as recently as Wednesday (Nov. 13), but to no avail.

“As Mr. Bieber should be informed about his payment obligations by now, we hope that he takes his responsibility and settles the costs he has caused to the public, just like anybody else would have to do," Frederichs told Celebuzz. “If Mr. Bieber will not settle his costs, the payment might have to be enforced when he enters Germany again.”

In September, HLN reported Mally is currently living with a group of other Capuchin monkeys at the Serengeti Park, a wildlife refuge in North Germany. At that time, the 19-year-old owed the German government $8,000 for things like vaccinations and re-homing fees.

- Huffington Post

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