Seth Andrew, a former top White House advisor to Barack Obama, was arrested recently on charges related to him allegedly stealing $218,005 from a charter school network he founded.

TIRED OF THE ADS? BECOME A PREMIUM USER TODAY!!

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York stated that Andrew has been charged with wire fraud, money laundering, and giving false statements to a financial institution, according to CNBC. Andrew, who is due to appear in court later today, helped create Democracy Prep Public Schools, which 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,” U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said in a statement. “Andrew is not only alleged to have stolen the schools’ money but also to have used the stolen funds to obtain a savings on a mortgage for a multimillion-dollar Manhattan apartment.”

MORE NEWS: [VIDEO] This Happens In Chicago, While Mayor Lightfoot Declares “Racism” a Public Health Crisis

The New York Post reported that Andrew previously worked as an advisor in the Obama White House in the Office of Educational Technology after taking a job at the start of Obama’s second term in 2013. He is married to CBS News anchor Lana Zak, who has not been charged in this case.

Prosecutors claim that in 2019, over two years after he severed ties with Democracy Prep, Andrew looted a series of escrow accounts he had previously set up for individual schools within the network of schools that encapsulate Democracy Prep. He then allegedly used the money to open a business account in the name of one of the schools at a bank.

Do you think it's ok Jeff Bezos doesn't pay taxes, takes a trip to space and still asks the US taxpayer for $10B?

By completing the poll, you agree to receive emails from WayneDupree.com and that you've read and agree to our privacy policy and legal statement.

>>>FOLLOW US ON GAB<<<

Prosecutors released a surveillance photo from the bank that they say shows Andrew closing one of the schools’ escrow account there in October 2019. He can be seen in the image wearing a yellow hat, which an FBI agent noted in the complaint “is essentially Andrew’s ‘calling card,’” as it signifies a connection to Democracy Prep “and his leadership of it.”

***FOLLOW US ON TELEGRAM***

At the time of his arrest, Andrew was working as a CEO of Democracy Builders, which bills itself as a “social sector studio that has launched more than $1b in enterprises that are changing the face of education, democracy, and technology around the world.

Really odd that the mainstream media isn’t reporting on this, right?

Give me a break…

If he was a Trump advisor it’d be all over the news 24/7 for a week or two, but because it’s Obama, all we hear are crickets.

Attn: Wayne Dupree is a free speech champion who works tirelessly to bring you news that the mainstream media ignores. But he needs your support in order to keep delivering quality, independent journalism. You can make a huge impact in the war against fake news by pledging as little as $5 per month. Please click here Patreon.com/WDShow to help Wayne battle the fake news media.