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District Attorney's two-year investigation of alleged financial misdeeds by former community college chancellor about to conclude

Original post made on Sep 14, 2021

This month, the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office expects to conclude its two-year investigation into Ron Galatolo, the former community college district chancellor who is accused of misusing school funds.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, September 13, 2021, 11:01 AM

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Posted by Michael B. Reiner, PhD
a resident of another community
on Sep 14, 2021 at 10:22 am

Michael B. Reiner, PhD is a registered user.

As a former administrator at SMCCCD, I have been following this case and have written about it in the San Mateo Daily Journal. While I have no information as to whether Mr. Galatolo committed any crimes, and I believe a person is innocent until proven guilty, I have observed behavior by the previous Board of Trustees in relation to the former chancellor that caused me great concern which I have enumerated elsewhere. For example, the above article states that he failed to complete any work over 18 months. That sounds like Galatolo was fraudulent. However, that may be the fault of the former Board, as they placed him on paid administrative leave, which, according to former Board President Goodman, was unrelated to the DA's investigation. Why then was Galatolo placed on leave? While on paid administrative leave he is forbidden to do work for the district, so the Board can't blame Galatolo for not completing work over those 18 months. Something is wrong here.