- Associated Press - Thursday, June 29, 2017

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - In a story June 29 about an embezzlement conviction, The Associated Press, relying on information from the San Francisco Chronicle, reported erroneously the organizations from which the former chief financial officer of AC Transit was convicted of stealing. He was convicted of stealing from nonprofit organizations associated with an Oakland church, not the church itself.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Former transit CFO convicted of stealing from nonprofits associated with Oakland church

The former chief financial officer of a San Francisco Bay Area transit agency has been convicted of embezzling more than $500,000 from nonprofit organizations associated with a prominent Oakland church.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The former chief financial officer of a San Francisco Bay Area transit agency has been convicted of embezzling more than $500,000 from nonprofit organizations.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/2sl2Qqg) 60-year-old Lewis Clinton was convicted Tuesday by a jury on seven charges, including grand theft, money laundering and tax evasion.

Prosecutors say Clinton stole $590,000 from nonprofit organizations associated with Allen Temple Baptist Church from 2007 to 2013, while he was the CFO of AC Transit.

Prosecutors say he spent the money on house loans, travel, car expenses and his children’s private school tuition.

He is being held without bail and is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 8.

Clinton retired from the transit agency in November 2014 after being its CFO since 2008, earning $285,000 a year. His attorney was not available for comment Thursday.

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