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Liz Rogers found guilty of impersonating cop

Liz Rogers (FOX19 NOW file) Liz Rogers (FOX19 NOW file)
CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

Liz Rogers, former owner of the downtown Mahogany’s restaurant, has been found guilty of impersonating a police officer.

The judge fined Rogers $150 and ordered she serve one year of community control for the misdemeanor offense. 30 days in jail was the maximum sentence Roger could have received.

Rogers attempted to use a Cleveland police badge earlier this year to keep her Mercedes Benz from being repossessed, officials said. She handed a car repossession worker a wallet then "flashed a badge and said I am a police officer and I need to secure my weapon," police records show.

Rogers and her attorney, Clyde Bennett III, have maintained she never impersonated an officer. Rogers admitted she had a badge inside her wallet, but said it was a commemorative badge to honor her sister, a Cleveland police officer who was injured in the line of duty.

She denied a plea deal in September in favor of going to trial. 

Rogers' Mahogany's restaurant at The Banks closed after she failed to make several payments. 

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