June 24, 2017
Vermont Senator and 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ wife, Jane, is the subject of a Department of Justice probe into whether she used her husband’s office to secure funding for a college where she once was president.
Sanders has lawyered up under accusations of corruption. According to the accusations, she obtained bank loans for Burlington College, a now-defunct liberal arts college with approximately 200 undergraduates that she served as president of from 2004 to 2011. One of the tenets of the loans was that Burlington had to provide evidence of at least $2 million in donations as collateral.
The three largest donors claimed by Burlington – including one who allegedly donated $1 million – would later claim the school misrepresented the size of their donations.