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U.S. Rep. has wages garnished to pay for carwash investment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Emanuel Cleaver was issued a wage garnishment order to repay more than $1.3 million he and his wife owe on a carwash investment, according to the Kansas City Star.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver and his wife owe more than $1.3 million on a carwash investment. He was issued a second wage garnishment order by Jackson County, according to the Kansas City Star.

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Wage garnishment is routine practice in debt cases, according to experts. “A garnishment is one of several devices available to a party that has a judgment, to collect that judgment," according to F. Coulter deVries, a Kansas City lawyer.

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While garnishing of wages is common, doing it to a sitting congressman is less so.

The debt comes from a loan in 2002 to buy a carwash. The carwash did not perform up to expectations, and was sold in 2013.

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