Officials: Burlington College subject of FBI, Justice Dept. probe
The Department of Justice, with the assistance of the FBI, is investigating the now-defunct Burlington College, confirmed board of trustees president Yves Bradley on Tuesday.
Former Burlington College employee Coralee Holm told news organization VTDigger.org that the FBI has opened an investigation into a land deal orchestrated in 2010 while the college was under the leadership of Jane O'Meara Sanders, wife of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Holm, who served as the Dean of Operations and Advancement for the now-defunct college, told VTDigger.org she was cooperating with a subpoena from the FBI, and that she provided the FBI with email communications from Sanders from the time period when the college was considering purchasing the North Avenue campus. Holm, who now works as a public information officer in South Burlington, did not respond to multiple requests for comment from the Burlington Free Press.
VTDigger.org was first to report the existence of the federal investigation.