Bernie and Jane: The Bonnie and Clyde of Burlington College?
Media ignore probe into whether progressive hero pressured bank to loan money under false pretenses
In early 2016, when millions of Democratic voters were not “with her” but “feeling the Bern,” a FBI investigation began under President Barack Obama, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and U.S. Attorney Eric S. Miller — all of whom are Democrats. For the first time in history, two presidential candidates and their spouses were party to active criminal investigations. The Democrats and their friendlies in the press would want you to believe it was Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. But the truth is, the investigations were into wrongdoing by Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
CNN hasn’t found the time to cover the ongoing FBI investigation into Bernie and his wife, Jane Sanders: To devote airtime to this story, Jeff Zucker would have to stop serving nothing-burgers.
Bank Fraud in Burlington
The Democrat network of criminals has a rising star on its rap sheet by the name of Jane Sanders. Bernie and Jane Sanders have recently lawyered up in response to an ongoing FBI investigation into federal bank fraud related to $10 million in loans from two lenders: Peoples Bank and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington. The tax-exempt bonds for the loans were issued by the Vermont Educational and Health Building Financing Agency (VEHBFA).
In 2010, Burlington College President Jane Sanders secured these loans to purchase the 32-acre diocese headquarters and surrounding property by listing millions in pledges and grants. The problem is, the pledges and grants totaled hundreds of thousands of dollars — not millions — resulting in her forced resignation in 2011. The decision to close Burlington College was “due to the crushing amount of debt” related to these loans.
Free College for All?
Students at Burlington College paid $1,000 from their tuition to Jane Sanders so she could jump from this financial inferno with a comfortable $200,000 golden parachute — a fiery lesson in Socialism 101.
On January 10, 2016, just weeks before the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries, the U.S. attorney for Vermont was sent a “Request for an Investigation into Apparent Federal Bank Fraud.”
According to this letter, filed by a law group on behalf of Wendy Wilton and other parishioners of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington, Jane Sanders had “successfully and intentionally engaged in a fraudulent scheme to actively conceal and misrepresent material facts from a federal financial institution.”
A second letter to federal prosecutors in early 2016 alleged that Sen. Sanders’ office had pressured the bank to approve the loan application Jane Sanders had submitted, noting that “improper pressure by a United States senator is a serious ethical violation.”
According to Coralee Holm, the college’s former dean of operations and advancement, the FBI subpoenaed the institution in February 2016 and interviewed Holm on campus at least four times over the next several months.
In May of 2016, Burlington College permanently closed its doors.
Evidence Gone Missing
In July 2016, Burlington College was burglarized. Included among the stolen items were electronics that may have been valuable to federal investigators.
According to VTDigger.org, multiple school employees thought that the burglary was an inside job.
A school official told police that it appeared someone had “removed the exact cables needed to disable the video surveillance of the areas which would have been accessed in gaining entry to the building,” and then went to the proper room “to disable the remainder of the system.”
The van keys were stolen out of an office (for the getaway vehicle).
The Burlington College employee whose keys were taken told police she thought it was odd that someone would be able to locate them in her office without knowing where they were stored.
Just hours after the burglary, police identified Brett Seglem, 27, as a suspect. He was arrested in Troy, New York, after allegedly backing through a fence in a stolen Burlington College van. According to court documents and the case file, the van was filled with electronics taken from the main campus building, but a hard drive and server were never recovered. But before Corporal Jeffrey Beerworth of the Burlington police department could interview the suspect, Seglem was extradited from New York to Pennsylvania on an outstanding warrant.
“I was planning on going over to try to interview Mr. Seglem,” Beerworth said to VTDigger. “Once we had processed the van, the detective there contacted the prosecutor and learned that the prosecutor had dropped the charges in New York, in order to accommodate extradition for Mr. Seglem back to Pennsylvania. So he was gone.” (go to page 2 to continue reading) [lz_pagination]