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Former Obama Advisor Pleads Guilty to Stealing $200,000 from Charter School


There sure are several scandals occurring right now that can be traced back to former president Barack Obama.

You may have missed this one.

Former Obama official Seth Andrew has been accused of stealing more than $200,000 from a charter school that he helped found.

According to the DOJ, Andrew pleaded guilty to transferring the money to his own private bank account in order to mortgage a New York apartment worth millions.

Andrew was the former education adviser under Obama from 2014 to 2016.

He was initially arrested last April and now faces up to 20 years in prison.

Our friends at the Washington Examiner have more details:

A former senior adviser to the Obama administration pleaded guilty Friday to wire fraud for a scheme to steal $218,000 from a charter school system he helped create.

Seth Andrew, who served as a senior adviser in the Office of Educational Technology during the Obama administration, confessed to wire fraud before U.S. District Judge John Cronan in Manhattan federal court, officials announced Friday. He used the stolen money to get a lower interest rate on a mortgage for a multimillion-dollar apartment in Manhattan, prosecutors said last April upon his arrest.

Daily Mail provided more on this story:

Seth Andrew, 42, a founder of Democracy Prep, on Friday entered the plea in Manhattan federal court to wire fraud, admitting that he moved money in 2019 from the charter school network to other bank accounts without authorization.

‘I am truly sorry for what I have done,’ Andrew told Judge John P. Cronan. ‘What I did was wrong and I deeply regret my actions.’

‘And, as I stand before you today, I have tremendous remorse for the impact it has had on the schools, the alumni and my own family.’

Andrew had also been charged last April with money laundering and making a false statement to a bank. He faces up to 20 years in prison at his scheduled April 14 sentencing, but will likely get much less time.

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In 2005, Andrew was a founder of Democracy Prep when it started in New York City.

So much for the “scandal free” Obama Administration..


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