A former advisor to Barack Obama was just arrested on some major charges. Former White House education advisor Seth Andrew faces charges related to a plot to steal nearly $220,000 from a public charter school network he founded.
Andrew was arrested in hi $2 million New York City home, and the charges seem pretty damning. CNBC reports:
The founder of Democracy Prep Public Schools is accused of using more than half of the allegedly stolen money from that network to maintain a bank account minimum that gave him a more favorable interest rate for a mortgage on his and Zak’s Manhattan residence. Zak was not charged in the case.
Prosecutors said Andrew in 2019 — more than two years after severing ties with Democracy Prep — looted a series of escrow accounts he had previously set up for individual schools within Democracy Prep’s network, and then used their funds to open a business account in the name of one of the schools at a bank.
A surveillance photo from a bank, which was included in a criminal complaint, show Andrew at that bank, where he was closing one of the schools’ escrow account there in October 2019.
Andrew is seen in that photo 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.”
He is charged with wire fraud, money laundering and making false statements to a financial institution, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, which is prosecuting the case. The charges carry a maximum possible prison term of 30 years, but Andrew is almost certain to get far less time than that if convicted, given federal sentencing guidelines.
“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,” U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss says. “Seth Andrew abused his position as a founder of a charter school network to steal from the very same schools he helped create.”
This is just the latest example of corruption coming out of the Obama Administration. The people the former President surrounded himself with are all horrible swamp creatures. They’re not alone in government either — and it’s time to drain that swamp.