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Executive of Community Action of Minneapolis, William Davis, who had many political ties has had his trial scheduled for November; he is charged with embezzlement.

"A politically connected nonprofit executive pleaded not guilty Monday to federal fraud charges as his attorney looked ahead to a November trial that could see prominent figures called to the stand.

"William Davis, 64, was allowed to go free on $25,000 bond as long as he abides by a long list of restrictions, including on out-of-state travel. His attorney, Susan Gaertner, said Davis "fully expects this case to go to trial" because he believes federal prosecutors lack proof to back up embezzlement claims that stem from when Davis was leader of the now-defunct Community Action of Minneapolis."--Brian Baskt, Associated Press

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