Former Obama official pleads guilty to wire fraud

Former Obama official pleads guilty to wire fraud


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.

“Seth Andrew, a former White House advisor, admitted today to devising a scheme to steal from the very same schools he helped create,” U.S. Attorney Damian Williams

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