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Deberg_1990 02-25-2014 05:05 PM

Court issues order to garnish Emanuel Cleaver's congressional wages
 
Wow. What a joke. This is the type of person you want running your country Missouri????



http://www.kansascity.com/2014/02/18...o-garnish.html


U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver’s struggle to pay off a loan for a car wash business hasn’t gone away.



U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver’s struggle to pay off a loan for this Grandview car wash business hasn’t gone away. On Tuesday, the Jackson County court clerk issued a wage garnishment order against Cleaver’s employer — the U.S. House — on behalf of Bank of America.


On Tuesday, the Jackson County court clerk issued a wage garnishment order against Cleaver’s employer — the U.S. House — on behalf of Bank of America. The order instructs the House to withhold part of Cleaver’s salary to help repay more than $1.3 million he and his wife now owe the bank.

It’s the second time the bank has asked the court to garnish Cleaver’s wages for the debt, first incurred more than a decade ago. The bank’s first garnishment was processed in July.

Garnishment is a relatively common practice in debt cases, experts say. In a garnishment, a creditor asks a court to collect money from a third party to satisfy claims against a debtor.

“A garnishment is one of several devices available to a party that has a judgment, to collect that judgment,” said Kansas City lawyer F. Coulter deVries.

But garnishing the wages of a sitting congressman appears to be rare.

In 2012, part of the congressional wages of then-congressman Joe Walsh were withheld to satisfy claims of back child support, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The newspaper also quoted a House spokesman as saying child support payments had been withheld “over the years” from other members’ checks, but no specifics were provided.

It’s not publicly known how often congressional wages have been garnished for a loan debt.

Payroll services for House members are provided by the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer. A spokeswoman for the office declined to comment on the garnishment of Cleaver’s wages or the general history of garnishments in the House.

The press office of the House Committee on Administration also declined to comment.

Cleaver’s office issued a statement: “As the congressman and Mrs. Cleaver have repeatedly said, for almost two years now, they are working with Bank of America to meet their financial obligations, in a broad spectrum of ways, and that hasn’t changed.”

Cleaver, a Democrat, is a candidate for re-election to Missouri’s 5th District House seat this year.

He earns $174,000 a year as a congressman. In his last financial disclosure, Cleaver also claimed annual income of $21,976 from a pension agreement with the city of Kansas City and $9,664 from the Missouri Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

The disclosure covers 2012, so it doesn’t include Cleaver’s debt related to the car wash. His net worth that year, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, was between $348,012 and $1,019,999.

A spokesman for Bank of America also declined to comment on the garnishment request, as did the bank’s Kansas City lawyer.

Tuesday’s orders also involved the employer of Dianne Cleaver, the congressman’s spouse. She is also considered liable for the $1.3 million debt. She works for Urban Neighborhood Initiative Inc.

The amount of money potentially withheld from Cleaver’s House paycheck to satisfy the garnishment isn’t clear. In general, federal law limits the amount that can be garnished to 25 percent of a debtor’s net wages or salary.

The court file shows the House Office of Members’ Services sent a check of $834.41 to the Jackson County clerk in late December, along with a letter asking that the funds be credited to Cleaver’s account in connection with the debt.

That amount was sent to the Bank of America’s attorney Jan. 10, court records show. A second payment, for $811.80, was posted Feb. 11.

It’s highly unlikely garnished wages alone would ever satisfy the Cleavers’ debt to the Bank of America. On Tuesday, court papers show, Emanuel and Dianne Cleaver owed the bank $1,320,275.

The debt is the result of a loan the two obtained in 2002 to buy a car wash in Grandview. The car wash business, which performed poorly, was sold last year and the proceeds used to retire part of the Cleavers’ obligation.

But the sale fell far short of covering the entire amount of the Cleavers’ debt. Last April, the congressman and his wife settled a longstanding lawsuit with the Bank of America over the remaining balance of the loan.

In that agreement, the Cleavers admitted they owed the bank more than $1.2 million. Interest costs continue to accrue on that debt.

Roughly 75 percent of the loan is guaranteed by the Small Business Administration. That federal agency may be responsible for part of the debt if the Cleavers, or their company, default.

Experts said the garnishment requests might be part of the ongoing process to recover money from the Cleavers before turning to the SBA for funds.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2014/02/18...#storylink=cpy

blaise 02-25-2014 05:23 PM

This doesn't qualify as news. You're outraged. It shouldn't even have been reported. Unless it was a Republican, and gblowfish posted it. Then it would be ok.

- Cosmo

cosmo20002 02-25-2014 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blaise (Post 10453351)
This doesn't qualify as news. You're outraged. It shouldn't even have been reported. Unless it was a Republican, and gblowfish posted it. Then it would be ok.

- Cosmo

You do seem to have some outrage issues. Like being able to detect it.

Prison Bitch 02-25-2014 06:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blaise (Post 10453351)
This doesn't qualify as news. You're outraged. It shouldn't even have been reported. Unless it was a Republican, and gblowfish posted it. Then it would be ok.

- Cosmo


This is a hoax. Wait, maybe it's not a hoax. I have to first figure out who the target of the story is. Then I will be able to determine if it's a hoax or not.

-Cosmo

cosmo20002 02-25-2014 06:49 PM

The hilarious responses attributed to me show a lot of butthurt. I don't call BS on everything, but when I do, I'm right. Something wrong with that?

alpha_omega 11-28-2018 12:47 PM

He can't run a car wash, but i'll give him some credit where it is due.....

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver helps pull man from car after fiery crash in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II on Friday helped pull a man from a vehicle after a a fiery head-on crash in Kansas City, according to his office.

One driver died in the crash when a black Chevrolet Corvette was traveling eastbound in the westbound lane of Gregory Boulevard past Crest Drive at the same time a white Ford F-150 was traveling westbound in that lane, according to Kansas City, Missouri, police

The driver of the pickup tried to avoid the Corvette and swerved, but the Corvette driver also swerved and the vehicles collided head-on, police said.

The driver of the Corvette — identified Saturday as Christopher D. Roe Jr., 32, of Raytown, Missouri — was transported to an area hospital, where he died. The driver of the pickup was transported to an area hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Neither driver was wearing a seatbelt, police said.

Cleaver, D-Kansas City, drove past the crash around 11 a.m. and “immediately rushed to the scene to help,” his office said in a statement.

At the scene, Cleaver saw a man who was unconscious behind the wheel of a car. Cleaver and three other bystanders helped pull the man out of the vehicle, according to the statement.

As two of the bystanders helped keep the man conscious, Cleaver tried to put out a car fire that had started after the crash.

He left when paramedics arrived.

“I was just helping the same as every other person on the scene,” Cleaver said in the statement. “Tonight, my prayers will be for this man and his family during this holiday season.”

https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news...in-kansas-city

vailpass 11-28-2018 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blaise (Post 10453351)
This doesn't qualify as news. You're outraged. It shouldn't even have been reported. Unless it was a Republican, and gblowfish posted it. Then it would be ok.

- Cosmo

This pretty much covers all the bases...

LiveSteam 11-28-2018 01:08 PM

Props.

Titty Meat 11-28-2018 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alpha_omega (Post 13918054)
He can't run a car wash, but i'll give him some credit where it is due.....

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver helps pull man from car after fiery crash in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II on Friday helped pull a man from a vehicle after a a fiery head-on crash in Kansas City, according to his office.

One driver died in the crash when a black Chevrolet Corvette was traveling eastbound in the westbound lane of Gregory Boulevard past Crest Drive at the same time a white Ford F-150 was traveling westbound in that lane, according to Kansas City, Missouri, police

The driver of the pickup tried to avoid the Corvette and swerved, but the Corvette driver also swerved and the vehicles collided head-on, police said.

The driver of the Corvette — identified Saturday as Christopher D. Roe Jr., 32, of Raytown, Missouri — was transported to an area hospital, where he died. The driver of the pickup was transported to an area hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Neither driver was wearing a seatbelt, police said.

Cleaver, D-Kansas City, drove past the crash around 11 a.m. and “immediately rushed to the scene to help,” his office said in a statement.

At the scene, Cleaver saw a man who was unconscious behind the wheel of a car. Cleaver and three other bystanders helped pull the man out of the vehicle, according to the statement.

As two of the bystanders helped keep the man conscious, Cleaver tried to put out a car fire that had started after the crash.

He left when paramedics arrived.

“I was just helping the same as every other person on the scene,” Cleaver said in the statement. “Tonight, my prayers will be for this man and his family during this holiday season.”

https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news...in-kansas-city

Actually the guy who tried to save the man posted on reddit that the congressman didnt do anything.

NinerDoug 11-28-2018 01:11 PM

Where are all the libtards commenting about this outrage?

Crickets. Yeah.

****ing libtards.

Titty Meat 11-28-2018 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NinerDoug (Post 13918122)
Where are all the libtards commenting about this outrage?

Crickets. Yeah.

****ing libtards.

About the congressman lying about him saving someone? He's been dishonest his whole career.

Titty Meat 11-28-2018 01:41 PM

https://www.kansascity.com/news/loca...222138310.html


"Emanuel Cleaver wasn't helping at the accident or didn't have blood staining his ... Abarca and Sorensen's uncle were struggling the save Roe."

threebag02 11-28-2018 01:41 PM

Giner aren’t you a libtard

NinerDoug 11-28-2018 02:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by threebag02 (Post 13918216)
Giner aren’t you a libtard

LMAO

HonestChieffan 11-28-2018 03:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Titty Meat (Post 13918212)
https://www.kansascity.com/news/loca...222138310.html


"Emanuel Cleaver wasn't helping at the accident or didn't have blood staining his ... Abarca and Sorensen's uncle were struggling the save Roe."


Cleaver is at least consistent. Always last to an issue and takes the stand that won. He has done absolutely zero in congress that has helped his district. He is as big a POS as Claire but has the veil of color to silence his critics.


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