Seth Andrew, a former advisor in the White House under President Barack Obama, has been arrested for a scheme to steal $218,005 from a charter school network he founded, according to federal authorities.
Andrew has been charged with wire fraud, money laundering, and giving false statements to a financial institution, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, the party responsible for prosecuting the case.
Andrew, who helped create Democracy Prep Public Schools, is set to appear in Manhattan federal court Tuesday. Democrat Prep operated schools in Harlem in New York City, and in Camden, New Jersey.
“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,” said U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss.
“Andrew is not only alleged to have stolen the schools’ money but also to have used the stolen funds to