Former CEO of Minnesota nonprofit gets 4 years in fraud case
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ The former head of a now-defunct nonprofit group has been
sentenced to four years in prison for fraud.
Sixty-six-year-old Bill Davis led Community Action of Minneapolis for 24 years.
He pleaded guilty last year to 16 counts of theft and fraud.
Prosecutors say he stole taxpayer money that was meant for low-income people
and spent it on cars for himself, lavish trips with girlfriends and other
Davis was charged after a government audit found his organization spent at
least $800,000 on unauthorized purchases over two years. He was suspended and
several high-profile Democrats, including U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, resigned from
the nonprofit's board.
Davis' son, Jordan, is serving two years in federal prison for accepting
payments for work he didn't perform. Jordan Davis is a former Minneapolis