School board member accused of embezzling money expected to be at APS meeting

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Despite calls for her to resign, Albuquerque Public Schools board member Analee Maestas isn’t budding.

Wednesday evening, it was back to business as she attended a special board meeting.

Maestas is accused of stealing from a charter school she ran.

Earlier this week, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas demanded she resign from the board immediately saying she’s no longer qualified for her position.

Last month, State Auditor Tim Keller revealed Maestas and her daughter embezzled nearly $700,000 while running La Promesa Early Learning Center.

Maestas responded to his threat with her own letter saying she’s innocent. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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