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Published July 10, 2010, 04:00 PM

Minneapolis man charged with posing as a FEMA officer claims he did nothing wrong

(WDAY TV) - An arrested Minneapolis man says he did nothing wrong and was trying to build his business in the tornado ravaged town of Wadena.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

(WDAY TV) - An arrested Minneapolis man says he did nothing wrong and was trying to build his business in the tornado ravaged town of Wadena.

33-year-old Gerald Nelms is charged with impersonating an officer and unfair trade practices for posing as a FEMA and OSHA officer. Court documents say Nelms asked businesses for a list of damaged properties.

In Wadena, it's illegal to solicit without a license. Police ordered him to leave, but later on, they say he approached more businesses to solicit contracting jobs.

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