An education adviser to former President Barack Obama was arrested Tuesday and charged with stealing more than $200,000 from Democracy Prep, a public charter school network he founded, federal authorities said.
He is facing charges of wire fraud, money laundering and making false statements to a financial institution.
Andrew is expected to appear in Manhattan Federal Court late Tuesday.
“As alleged, Seth Andrew abused his position as a founder of a charter school network to steal from the very same schools he helped create,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said in a news release.
“Andrew is not only alleged to have stolen the schools’ money but also to have used the stolen funds to