ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The head of a nonprofit accused of misspending public money on travel and other personal expenses is finally breaking his silence.

Bill Davis was the longtime CEO of Community Action Minneapolis until earlier this year, when the state severed its contracts and suspended Davis after an audit revealed the organization misspent hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The state says Community Action owes more than $600,000 meant to provide heating assistance to low-income Minnesotans.

Davis says he didn't do anything wrong. He blames sloppy accounting for the allegations of misspending and says he hopes to restart the nonprofit.

A Department of Human Services spokesperson says they've heard that explanation before and they stand by their audit.

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