Bernie Sanders’ wife Jane has been under investigation for her role in the closure of Burlington College in Vermont. When she was president of the school, it made a massive land purchase which many people believe led to the school’s downfall. Now the investigation has ended.
Seven Days reports:
Feds Drop Burlington College Probe, According to Sanders Aide
A spokesperson for Jane O’Meara Sanders said Tuesday that federal authorities have concluded a long-running probe into her tenure as president of the now-shuttered Burlington College.
“Jane Sanders has been informed that the U.S. Attorney in Vermont has closed its investigation of the Burlington College land deal and has decided not to bring charges of any kind,” spokesperson Jeff Weaver said in a written statement. In a phone interview, Weaver said the feds had shared the news with O’Meara Sanders’ attorneys in “the last couple of days.”
Federal authorities had not previously confirmed the investigation’s existence. Kraig LaPorte, a spokesperson for U.S. Attorney Christina Nolan, said Tuesday that he could neither corroborate nor refute Weaver’s statement, but he noted that his office does “communicate with represented parties.”
The news lifts a cloud that has hovered over O’Meara Sanders and her husband, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), for nearly three years. It comes as Sen. Sanders contemplates a second run for president.
Keep this story in mind the next time Bernie starts talking about “free” college. It’s probably not a great idea.
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