Tucker, Jill. “Charter schools’ officials may face criminal probe.” The San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, CA). June 14, 2012
The founder and the governing board of three Oakland charter schools could face a criminal investigation. $3.7 million in payments to businesses owned by founder Ben Chavis and his wife were among other allegations. The report also included over $25,000 in unauthorized credit card purchases by Chavis from 2009 to 2011, including purchasing San Francisco Giants tickets. Listed in the article are the details of the preliminary findings. For more on the issue consult bibliography entries FRAU001 and MURP001.