Son Of Longtime Minneapolis Nonprofit CEO Found Guilty In Fraud Case
Jordan Davis, the son of former Community Action Minneapolis CEO Bill Davis, was found guilty of mail fraud and conspiracy to steal federal funds.
The younger Davis, who is a Minneapolis police officer, faces up to 20 years in prison for his crimes.
Court documents indicate Jordan Davis previously held a manager’s position at a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream shop near the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. CAM, which owned and operated the store, would pay Jordan Davis a $1,320 paycheck every other week during his time of employment. He eventually left his position for a job with the MPD, however, prosecutors said Bill Davis instructed CAM’s fiscal staff to continue issuing the paychecks. Over a 4-year span, approximately 105 checks were given to Jordan Davis for a no-show job.
“Jordan Davis took more than $140,000 in salary that he did not earn,” said assistant U.S. attorney Kimberly A. Svedson in a statement. “The agreement this defendant made with his father to steal from CAM destroyed opportunities for underprivileged youth to learn valuable job skills.”
It was proven at trial that Bill Davis also gave Jordan Davis a CAM-owned vehicle for his personal use. Prosecutors said Jordan Davis even had access to a debit card tied to the Ben & Jerry’s shop, which he used to pay personal expenses such as gas and cell phone bills.
Earlier this month, Bill Davis pled guilty to all 16 counts of fraud and theft pinned against him. Like his son, Bill Davis faces a sentence of up to 20 years for his crimes.