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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

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.


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