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The founder and former CEO of Celerity Educational Group, a chain of charter schools, faces up to five years in prison after admitting she misappropriated $2.5 million in public money and much of it on herself.

LOS ANGELES — The founder and former CEO of Celerity Educational Group, a chain of charter schools — Vielka Maritza McFarlane, 56, of Sylmar, Calif. — faces up to five years in prison after admitting she misappropriated $2.5 million in public money and much of it on herself.

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