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Liz Rogers found guilty of impersonating cop

Liz Rogers (FOX19 NOW file) Liz Rogers (FOX19 NOW file)

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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