The investigation into Bernie Sanders wife continues to heat up.
She’s facing allegations of bank fraud over her time as President of the now defunct Burlington College.
Now a shocking secret from her past has surfaced.
In 2010, Sanders tried to close a land deal that would allow Burlington College to expand.
On the loan application she claimed she had secured $2.6 in pledged donations.
But in reality she had raised less than one million dollars of that money.
Sanders $10 million loan application was approved which allowed for a 33 acre expansion to proceed.
Now Judicial Watch has discovered documents that raise disturbing allegations.
They report that a facility which housed disabled individuals was located on the land Sanders purchased for the expansion.
They claim the documents show Sanders tried to kick the disabled residents out of their homes before she negotiated where they would be moved to.
Judicial Watch reports:
“The loan went through, some allege after her husband’s senatorial office pressured the bank to approve it, and Jane masterminded a deal to purchase an undeveloped, 32-acre parcel of land and a 77,000-square-foot facility from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington. The purchase included a facility that served as a group home for disabled people and, under the terms of the deal, Jane was supposed to negotiate the transfer of the disabled residents before the school took over the property. Instead Jane tried to kick the disabled people out of their group home, records obtained by Judicial Watch show. The records, part of an ongoing Judicial Watch investigation into the Jane Sanders fraud case, include electronic mail exchanges between Jane when she was president of Burlington College and two former mayors of the city of Burlington.
In a lengthy letter to the attorney (Todd Centybear) representing the group home for the disabled Jane indicates that she’s having trouble evicting the 16 residents from their building on the newly purchased property after the college had acquired the land. She writes: “It is simply not fair to expect the College to continue to carry the burden of the expenses associated with housing both your population and ours until February 2012.” The home for the disabled was being leased from the diocese and Jane was supposed to help relocate the residents, not evict them. The exchange shows, not only Jane’s heartlessness, but also her incompetence as the college president for not ensuring the negotiated transfer of those disabled people before the school took over the property.
In a separate email to then Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss, Jane forwards a laughable press release issued by the college announcing her resignation. “I wanted you to hear it from me,” she writes to the mayor. “It’s a good decision.” The press release announced that “In honor of her significant accomplishments, the College has given Sanders the title of President Emerita…” It adds that “The Board credits Sanders with negotiating the acquisition of its beautiful new 32-acre lakefront campus, a transformative achievement for the College.” In reality, the acquisition of that property bankrupted the College, and Sanders is now being investigated for bank fraud by the FBI for misrepresentations she made on loan documents to purchase the land for the campus.”
Bernie Sanders staked his Presidential campaign on the idea that his socialist ideology would protect the little guy from the big shots who rigged the game.
But if these allegations are true, it was his own wife who was the elitist sticking it to the most vulnerable in society.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.