City: Mahogany's loan deal still on - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

City: Mahogany's loan deal still on

Liz Rogers in front of the now-closed Mahogany's at The Banks (FIle photo) Liz Rogers in front of the now-closed Mahogany's at The Banks (FIle photo)
Rogers turned herself in Friday morning and was released. (West Chester Police) Rogers turned herself in Friday morning and was released. (West Chester Police)
CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

A financial agreement between the city of Cincinnati and Liz Rogers is still on despite accusations the former Mahogany's owner impersonated a cop.

Rogers was charged Friday with impersonating a police office after an incident was reported at a United Dairy Farmers store on Hamilton-Mason Road when a truck driver tried to repossess Rogers' vehicle.

The alleged run-in happened Tuesday, the same day City Manager Harry Black announced Rogers would not have to pay back the full $300,000 loan the city gave her to open Mahogany's at The Banks. The city is forgiving $183,391.

The impersonation charge will not influence Rogers' debt obligation to the city, according to Joe Rosemeyer with the city manager's office.

“It is the City's expectation that she will meet the terms of the agreement. As a part of the agreement, the City retains a personal guarantee from her, which is enforceable if ever necessary,” Rosemeyer told FOX19 NOW via email.

Rogers will appear in court on April 7 for the misdemeanor impersonation charge.

Clyde Bennett, Rogers' attorney, called the allegations "nonsense" and claimed the truck driver fabricated his story.

"She did not tell anybody that she was a police officer. Everybody knows who Liz Rogers is. She's very familiar by most people in our community and I believe the person in question knew exactly who she was,” said Bennett.

Bennett said Rogers' vehicle was not subject to repossession.

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