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Former Obama White House adviser pleads responsible to wire fraud

A former White House adviser to former President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaJoe Biden’s disastrous 48 hours Biden selects Sarah Bloom Raskin, two others for Fed board Romney says it ‘could be nuts’ for the RNC to dam candidates from fee debates MORE pled responsible to wire fraud on Friday in connection to an alleged scheme to steal $218,000 from a faculty community that he helped create. 

“Seth Andrew, a former White House advisor, admitted today to devising a scheme to steal from the very same schools he helped create,” Southern District of New York U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said in a statement. “Andrew now faces time in federal prison for abusing his position and robbing those he promised to help.”     

The 42-year-old based Democracy Prep Public Schools in New York City in 2005, and left the place to work for the Department of Education (DOE) in 2013. 

Following his time on the DOE, he labored within the Obama White House as a senior adviser within the Office of Educational Technology, in response to the Department of Justice (DOJ). Following his work on the White House in 2017, he formally severed his ties with the constitution faculty system he had helped to create. 

According to the DOJ, Democracy Prep Public Schools every needed to preserve “escrow accounts” that had been solely meant to be accessed if the varsity dissolved. Andrew, in response to the assertion, had entry to those accounts, and closed them out when he left the varsity system. He then positioned the cash in several accounts that the division labeled “fraud” accounts. 

Andrew pled responsible to 1 rely of wire fraud, which is punishable by as much as 20 years in jail, in response to the assertion. He will probably be sentenced on April 14. 

When Andrew was arrested final April, prosecutors stated he was utilizing a number of the stolen funds “to acquire a financial savings on a mortgage for a multimillion-dollar Manhattan condo.” 

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