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Obama White House Adviser Arrested For Stealing Over $200,000 From Charter Schools

Just like a Democrat to steal from children who want a better education. How could any rational, decent American could identify with this criminal, racist party?

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Obama White House adviser arrested for stealing over $200K from charter schools

April 28, 2021

Seth Andrew is charged with wire fraud, money laundering, and lying to a bank, according to the Justice Department.

By Alex Nester, Washington Free Beacon

An adviser to former president Barack Obama was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from a New York City public charter school system he founded.

Seth Andrew, former senior adviser to the White House in the Office of Educational Technology, is charged with wire fraud, money laundering, and lying to a bank, according to the Justice Department. Andrew allegedly embezzled $218,005 from the Democracy Prep charter school network, which he founded in 2005.

Authorities say Andrew used the illegally obtained funds to finance his home mortgage. In August 2019, Andrew purchased a $2,368,000 residence with his wife, CBS News Anchor Lana Zak. Andrew is scheduled to appear in a Manhattan federal court in May.

In 2019, Andrew allegedly withdrew funds from escrow accounts he and other school officials had opened between 2009 and 2013. The funds in those accounts were set aside in case the school dissolved and were not meant to be touched by school officials. At the time he withdrew the funds, Andrew had already cut ties with Democracy Prep.

The same day he withdrew the funds, Andrew opened a business account under the name of a Democracy Prep school at a different bank. He deposited the funds into the account, which he used to obtain a home mortgage at a lower interest rate.

“When you don’t have the necessary funds to put down, and you steal the money from your former employer to make up the difference, saving money in interest is likely to be the least of your concerns,” FBI assistant director William F. Sweeney Jr. said in a statement. “We allege today that Andrew did just that, and since the employer he stole from was a charter school organization, the money he took belonged to an institution serving school-aged children.”

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