Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane Sanders have lawyered up amid an FBI investigation into potential bank fraud.
CBS News reports
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and his wife, Jane Sanders have hired prominent defense attorneys amid an FBI investigation into a loan Jane Sanders obtained to expand Burlington College while she was its president, CBS News confirms.
Sanders’ top adviser Jeff Weaver told CBS News the couple has sought legal protection over federal agents’ allegations from a January 2016 complaint accusing then-President of Burlington College, Ms. Sanders, of distorting donor levels in a 2010 loan application for $10 million from People’s United Bank to purchase 33 acres of land for the institution.
According to Politico, prosecutors might also be looking into allegations that Sen. Sanders’ office inappropriately urged the bank to approve the loan.
.Sen. Sanders, formerly mayor of Burlington, Vermont’s largest city, regards the claims as a political game levied against him after his run for president in the 2016 primary election, a platform which has transformed the small-state senator into an influential voice in American liberal politics.
Jane Sanders denied any wrongdoing because let’s face it, Socialists see nothing wrong with wasting other people’s money. Sanders also agreed to a settlement after her resignation in which she collected approximately a $200,000 severance package. No worries, though, she is enjoying her new beach house.
This school was founded in 1972 and was humming along until this brilliant Socialist came up with an elaborate bank scheme, ran it into the ground and walked away with cash in hand. Typical leftist; they destroy everything they touch.