U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver hasnt finalized the sale of his controversial Grandview car wash, an adviser said Tuesday, despite the Democrats statement to the contrary to a reporter for KMBZ radio.
By DAVE HELLING
The Kansas City Star
The sale of the facility is still pending, the adviser said. Cleaver told the radio station the car wash had been sold.
Any final sale of the car wash would almost certainly require an agreement with the Bank of America, which has sued to recover $1.5 million from Cleavers company, co-owned with his wife. A sale also would likely include discussions with the Small Business Administration, which guaranteed 75 percent of the loan in 2002.
Jackson County records showed no sale of real estate as of Tuesday afternoon. Courts records also did not reflect any changes in the lawsuit involving the car wash.
Cleaver, a former Kansas City mayor, is running for reelection in Missouris 5th Congressional District.