A grand jury has been impaneled for a case that’s not getting too much media attention, and it’s easy to see why.
The left-stream enemedia (enemy media) only cares about one thing and one thing only – advancing the Democrat agenda and ensuring Democrats win future elections. So it stands to reason that when one of their own, especially someone so close to a progressive hero, gets in trouble, the media is nowhere to be found.
Such is the case in Vermont, where a grand jury was just empaneled in the case against Sen. Bernie Sanders’ wife, Jane, who squandered millions from the college she used to work for. In fact, Jane Sanders all but bankrupted the former profitable schools because, well, she’s a socialist and they’re not very good at running businesses, or anything, for that matter.
Former Burlington College board member Robin Lloyd says she testified for about an hour on Oct. 26 before a grand jury at the federal courthouse in Burlington.
Paul Van de Graaf, chief of the criminal division for the U.S. attorney’s office in Vermont, questioned Lloyd about her role as the development chair of the college’s board of trustees during a period when Sanders was collecting donations and pledges for the purchase of a $10 million city lakefront property.
Lloyd, who is publisher of the progressive website Toward Freedom, kept copious board meeting minutes as the development chair for the college. In the interview with Van de Graaf, Lloyd said he “was focused on what I knew about who had been approached for contributions.”
“I helped provide a timeline of what happened — and when — in terms of development,” Lloyd said. “It was general questions about donors, and money coming in.”
Ooooh, ouch. They have one of their own turning on them now.
Meanwhile, the Sanders both deny any wrongdoing in the ordeal. Through a spokesman and former campaign manager for the left’s favorite socialist, the Sanders said “We have absolutely no reason to believe that there is a grand jury empaneled to examine Burlington College, Jane Sanders, or any aspect of Dr. Sanders’ service as president of Burlington College. As best we can tell, the current news reports are simply recycling an account of a government interview of a witness from several months ago. Nothing new here.”
The fact this woman has a doctorate is terrifying. But that’s another discussion altogether.
As the VTDigger noted, grand juries aren’t usually convened unless charges are on the way for those under investigation.
A grand jury is typically convened following evidence gathering and investigation by the government. The prosecutor presents an outline of the government’s case to the jury, which may include evidence and live witness testimony. The jury then must determine whether there is probable cause of criminality, and whether an individual should be put on trial. A grand jury is typically comprised of between 16 to 23 members who are selected at random. Witnesses testify under oath. An indictment is only issued if at least 12 jurors are in agreement, according to the Department of Justice.
Also, when the Vermont Educational and Health Buildings Finance Agency executive director Robert Giroux was subpoenaed by the prosecutor, it was only for documents related to transactions while Sanders ran the school. Further, when Lloyd testified to the grand jury, prosecutors told her she didn’t need an immunity agreement because she wasn’t the one under scrutiny – this is all about Jane Sanders.
“They said this is not about you,” Lloyd said. “I wasn’t offered immunity, but I was also assured that I didn’t need to feel I had something to worry about.”
Uh oh, it looks like Sanders is in trouble…big trouble
For those unaware of what she did, here’s a little background from the Digger:
Burlington College borrowed heavily to finance the purchase of 33 acres of lakefront property from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington. The deal relied on pledged donations and projections of increased enrollment. In 2015, VTDigger reported that Jane Sanders overstated pledged donations in the loan document. Two donors listed in the document told VTDigger at that time that their listed pledges were greater than what their personal financial records showed they gave.
VTDigger also interviewed the largest confirmed donor listed in the loan application. Corinne Bove Maietta, a member of the renowned Burlington Bove’s Restaurant family, disputed the manner in which her pledge was represented by Sanders in the loan agreement.
Maietta said she agreed to give the college an unspecified amount upon her death as a bequest. Documents show, however, Sanders stated in a loan application that Maietta would contribute a series of cash payments totaling $1 million. The payments were to be completed over a period of time, according to records obtained by VTDigger.
So that’s that. Another lying socialist caught in the act of spending other people’s money like frat boys in a strip club.
The only good news? It looks like she’s going to be held accountable for her crimes. What a refreshing idea that is.
Source: Americas Freedom Fighters