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Ten months after taking over the city’s largest, most corruption-plagued anti-poverty agency, Community Action Agency CEO Amos Smith had to change the locks to his office. “My files have been pilfered,” he said, plowing forward as the Board of Directors again descended into finger-pointing fury.

As the board of the CAA attempts to gather forces after corruption-spawned implosion, a new crew has fallen into dispute over who gets to select the rest of its 18-member board. CAA is the region’s largest provider of services like home heating oil for the poor and “meals on wheels” for the elderly.

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