An Ex-schools Boss in California Guilty of Money Scams

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

The former assistant superintendent of Woodside schools has pleaded no contest to misappropriating millions in public money and to billing another school district for his home remodeling work, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Timothy Hanretty, 55, of Woodside entered no-contest pleas Tuesday in San Mateo County Superior Court to six felony counts of misappropriation of public funds, with the understanding between the defense and Judge Mark Forcum that he would not be sentenced to more than four years in prison.

Forcum said he would consider putting Hanretty on probation if he paid "substantial restitution" before his scheduled sentencing Oct. 11. Hanretty is free in lieu of $90,000 bail.

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