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BYSAMUEL ALLEGRIApril 27, 2021Updated: April 27, 2021biggersmallerPrint

A former White House adviser has been arrested and charged by the FBI with stealing $218,005 from charter schools he helped found.

Seth Andrew, 42, served under former PresidentBarack Obamaas a senior adviser in the Office of Educational Technology.

He was arrested on charges of wire fraud, money laundering, and making false statements to a financial institution. Federal prosecutors said that he used more than half of the allegedly stolen money to maintain his bank account above a threshold that enabled him to get better interest rates for a mortgage of his multimillion Manhattan apartment.

“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,”Manhattan U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said.

“Andrew is not only alleged to have stolen the schools’ money but…

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