Ex-Minneapolis nonprofit head convicted of fraud

Published 10:33 am Wednesday, June 29, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS — A federal jury has convicted the son of a former executive of a now-defunct Minneapolis nonprofit of fraud.

The jury on Tuesday found Jordan Davis guilty of aiding and abetting mail fraud and conspiracy to misuse taxpayer funds.

Prosecutors alleged Davis, a Minneapolis police officer, received a manager’s salary to work at an ice cream store run by Community Action of Minneapolis, but did no work. Prosecutors said he conspired with his father, Community Action CEO Bill Davis, to commit mail fraud and steal more than $140,000 in taxpayer money.

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Bill Davis pleaded guilty earlier this month in U.S. District Court to 16 counts.

Minnesota Public Radio News reports the jury deliberated about two hours before returning the verdict against Jordan Davis. His family and attorney declined comment.