Fraud at local charter school: Wrapping it up
A full accounting of the alleged fraud by Nicholas Retana, former Executive Director of the ETAA Charter School, in the amount of $1,062,590.49, is impossible to report in a single issue of the Tribune.
The Tribune has repeated items from remarks given by Cecelia Massetti, Madera County Superintendent of Schools, which were themselves taken from FCMAT, a highly-respected state investigative agency. Interested parties can read the full FCMAT audit for themselves by logging on to https://www.fcmat.org/fcmat-reports.
The Tribune will conclude this series on school funds’ fraud with money spent on trips that had no stated legitimate, educational purpose. It will also expose costly episodes of nepotism.