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Hanretty released from prison, appeals court order

Original post made on Dec 10, 2013

Tim Hanretty, the former Woodside and Portola Valley school official who was imprisoned for embezzlement and misappropriating public funds in 2012, has been released after serving a year of his two-year sentence and has taken steps to appeal a court order to repay $2.67 million to the Woodside Elementary School District.

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Posted by Karen Miller
a resident of Portola Valley: other
on Dec 10, 2013 at 7:54 am

Did the school district benefit from the projects? If they did, it is unfair to saddle Tim with those debts. He has paid his debts....let him be.

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Posted by Neighbor
a resident of Portola Valley: Westridge
on Dec 10, 2013 at 11:39 am

@Karen, I disagree.

That's like me stealing your credit card, but only using it to install a $100k swimming pool in your yard while you're out of town. A pool that you don't want and can't afford and will spend years paying off.

Are you arguing in such a case that you've not suffered financially and there should be no restitution?

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Posted by Susan Smith
a resident of Woodside: other
on Dec 10, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Helen is correct: the school has certainly flourished and utilized that money. The Woodside Elementary School Board should also be accountable, as a check and balance obligation? What shoddy finance and total lack of accountability by all parties.

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Posted by concerned
a resident of another community
on Dec 10, 2013 at 7:50 pm

The damage to PVSD goes way beyond the 110 K +plus he stole. Fiscal misappropriation and mismanagement has left ongoing financial turmoil.