Labor Activist Faces Sentencing In Fraud Case

DETROIT (AP) – A Detroit-area labor activist known for repeatedly suing Gov. Rick Snyder and Detroit officials to stop the use of emergency managers faces sentencing in a federal fraud case.

Robert Davis was accused of misappropriating $200,000 from the financially struggling Highland Park public schools while serving on the school board.

The FBI says Davis used his position as a board member and president to have checks written to companies he controlled in 2007-2010. It says he had money redirected to an organization he controlled and used it for personal expenses.

He pleaded guilty in September. The charges carry up to two years in prison for embezzlement and tax fraud.

Sentencing is Thursday. Davis’ lawyer asked for home confinement with probation. Prosecutors want 18-24 months in prison and nearly $450,000 in restitution.

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