Investigators for the FBI are doing interviews in Florida in regards to possible fraud involving Bernie Sanders’ wife, Jane Sanders, while she was serving as president of the now-defunct Burlington College. The Allegations in involve the falsification of loan documents to expand the campus of the college. It, however, collapsed into bankruptcy in May of 2016, more than a year prior to the filing of these loan documents.
The Department of Justice and the FBI will not confirm the existence of an investigation but interviews have been conducted by offciials from the FBI and FDIC, confirmed TheDCNF, which suggests an investigation is ongoing.
Federal investigators are conducting interviews in Florida regarding accusations Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ wife, Jane Sanders, defrauded a bank while serving as president of the now-defunct Burlington College.
Jane Sanders wrote on a 2018 loan application that Corinne Bove Maietta, daughter of the founders of Bove Restaurants in Burlington, had pledged $1 million to her college over the course of 5 years. Maietta, however, stated that it was not a pledge but an “unspecificed bequest to be paid to the school upon her death”. Maietta’s accountant confirmed to The Daily Caller News Foundation the FBI contacted him seeking an interview with Maietta.
“It was sometime back in March or April, during tax season,” Richard Moss, Maietta’s accountant, told TheDCNF. “It was in regards to Corine Maietta’s current address and where they could contact her for questions related to Burlington College. If she was in Vermont, the FBI was going to interview her, and if she was down in Florida, a person with the FDIC working with the FBI was going to interview her.”