The Department of Justice on Tuesday announced charges filed against former Obama White House adviser Seth Andrew for stealing $218,000 from a charter school he founded. According to prosecutors, Andrew used the funds to lower his interest rate on a luxury apartment in Manhattan.
Prosecutors claim Andrew established “School Network-1,” a series of New York City-based charter schools, in 2005. He left the post in 2013 to work in the Obama administration’s Department of Education and later as a senior adviser in the Office of Educational Technology at the White House.
Between the spring of 2013 and January 2017, Andrew allegedly received a paycheck from School Network-1. He left his post at the White House in November 2016 and ended his relationship with School Network-1 the following January.
Prosecutors claim Andrew pulled funds out of two escrow accounts designed to be emptied only if School Network-1 dissolved. Despite that, prosecutors say Andrew closed two out of the three escrow accounts – without