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June 17, 2016

Ex-Twin Cities Charity Head Pleads Guilty to Theft and Fraud

The former chief executive of Community Action of Minneapolis admitted in court Thursday to misspending hundreds of thousands of the charity's dollars, reports the Star Tribune. Bill Davis pleaded guilty to 16 counts of theft and fraud, acknowledging he used the social-service nonprofit's money to buy a car, vacation in the Bahamas, and attend a wedding, among other activities.

Mr. Davis was indicted in September on charges of stealing government grant funding to Community Action, which was shut down by Minnesota authorities in September 2014 after auditors uncovered more than $800,000 in questionable expenditures between 2011 and 2013. The mission of the nonprofit, which Mr. Davis ran for more than 20 years, had been to provide heating and other assistance to low-income people. The former charity head's son, Jordan Davis, a Minneapolis police officer Jordan Davis, also faces federal theft and fraud charges.