"It's not so much prosecution, it's persecution on the other side," Wrabec said.
Specifically, Prier states an inspection revealed "Large cylindrical stainless tanks lying on the ground. A large stack of items to include: blue plastic 55-gallon barrels, large square plastic storage containers, hoses and other miscellaneous items."
Wrabec says he spent $60,000 on the cylindrical stainless steel refrigerated tanks to go along with a city development which never panned out.
"I bought the tanks because they were building a shopping center across the street. They wanted the winery to go in there," Wrabec said.
Prier goes on to write in his violation letter, "These aforementioned items have been there for numerous years. There have been countless complaints from citizens and neighbors. You have been requested, on numerous occasions, to please remove them to no avail."
City Attorney Andrea Welch, who declined to speak to the 41 Action News Investigators on camera, said part of Wrabec's property is zoned residential and part is for business.
She said the city overlooked violations for years and simply wanted the property cleaned up.
When it didn't happen, a judge found Wrabec guilty in June of a zoning ordinance violation in Sugar Creek Municipal Court.
Wrabec is the long-time chair of the Jackson County Democratic Committee.
He recently ran unsuccessfully in that party's primary for the county legislature.
"It's all political. If I was breaking the law, why did the city send me a liquor license application every year?" Wrabec said.
But Welch said the politics claim isn't true.
She said she didn't want to take the case to court, but Wrabec wouldn't comply with requests to clean up his property.
And Welch notes because Wrabec is so well known, Sugar Creek Municipal Court Judge Garry Helm recused himself from the case.
Visiting Judge James Tobin from Lee's Summit Municipal Court heard the case instead.
Wrabec is appealing the court's ruling. His appeal is scheduled to be heard in Jackson County Associate Circuit Court in Independence on Oct. 2.