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Grand Jury Empaneled In $10 Million Fraud Probe Involving Jane And Bernie Sanders

By MrMagic following x   2018 Jan 8, 7:08am 2,058 views   53 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


Bernie, the man of the people....

An FBI probe into a 2010 property deal orchestrated by Jane Sanders, wife of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), has escalated after a report by VTDIGGER reveals that a grand jury has been empaneled, and at least one witness has given sworn testimony in the case.



The Grand Jury will decide whether or not indictments should be handed down over a $10 million loan orchestrated by Jane Sanders purchase a 33 acre property for the now defunct Burlington College - allegedly obtained through a 'fraudulent scheme.' Mrs. Sanders is accused of having lied about funding for transaction, while the FBI has also been looking into claims that Bernie Sanders' office pressured the bank to approve the loan.

In June 2017, Politico confirmed that Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane had retained high powered DC lawyers amidst the investigation.

Meanwhile, Sanders was rapidly earning a reputation for her "toxic and disruptive" leadership style, and in late 2008, according to a 2016 essay on the college written by a former teacher Greg Guma, "Nearly half of the students and faculty members signed a petition demanding a meeting about the "Crisis in leadership," while Jane Sanders' salary rose to $150,000 in 2009 amidst a tuition hike from $5,000 to $22,407 in 2011. Meanwhile, enrollment dropped by almost 25%.


Compounding an already dire situation, Sanders' original claim of $2.4 million in confirmed donor pledges was quickly reduced to $1.2 million according to documents filed in the first fiscal year after the purchase - yet in records obtained by VTDigger, Burlington College received only $279,000. Despite hopes by Sanders and college trustees that they could boost enrollment and expand the student body, nothing changed - and the school failed at raising the money to satisfy it's loans.

And then Jane Sanders was fired, with a $200,000 severance package.

In order to try and avoid bankruptcy, Burlington college sold off pieces of the 33 acre property to a local developer - which allowed the institution to pay off some of the debt Jane Sanders had accumulated, however in April 2016 the bank called it's loan - and on May 28th, the college closed it's doors after 44 years in operation.

With a Grand Jury now empaneled and interviewing witnesses in the Burlington College saga, one can imagine the outcome of their investigation will largely determine whether Bernie Sanders is a viable candidate in 2020, should he wish to challenge Oprah Winfrey of course.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-08/grand-jury-empaneled-10-million-fraud-probe-involving-jane-and-bernie-sanders
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14   Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 9, 7:59am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

errc says
Patrick, i know I’ve suggested it before, and you said you don’t like the idea, but i think there is value in knowing who is voting, up or down. Also who it is that is liking and disliking.

That’s how it is on proboards.


Seems like it would again put stress on the individual personalities instead of on the point they are making.
15   Goran_K   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 9, 8:18am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

anon_e144f says
WTF. That's ridiculous. He has a very modest vermont house he owned for many years, a 1 bedroom townhouse in DC, and a vacation house in maine inherited from his wife's family that they sold and bought a vacation house in vt. Is he supposed to live in a cardboard box? Donate all of what they inherited to charity and wear hair shirts? Idiotic.


I agree! So why is Bernie always trying to increase taxes on other people who may also have modest homes in Vermont, or a townhome in DC, or actually... much much less?
16   Goran_K   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 9, 8:18am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

errc says
How is Bernie a hypocrite?

Relative to any other politician?


Uh, he's a wealthy 1 percenter who pays a much lower tax rate (13%) than the people he's supposedly saying are gaming the system?
17   MrMagic   ignore (9)   2018 Jan 9, 8:45am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

bob2356 says
A 1 bedroom condo in dc and a plain jane colonial in north burlington for a us senator? People consider that extravagant somehow? What a stupid thought.


Mr. Sanders, 75, who grew up poor in Brooklyn, seems to enjoy the good life. Like any good capitalist, he keeps consuming, buying a third home in 2016, a four-bedroom waterfront house on Lake Champlain in Vermont. Mr. Sanders and his wife own another home in nearby Burlington, as well a pricey townhouse in an upscale neighborhood on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Not bad for a poor little socialist

But you won’t find that new home listed under Mr. Sanders‘ own name. Instead, the ownership is hidden behind a family trust. “I am a co-trustee in a family trust created when we bought a summer home,” he said. But isn’t that what ALL great socialists say? And they want fun with the name: Islands Family Trust.


https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/6/socialist-bernie-sanders-gets-superrich-in-capital/
18   Goran_K   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 9, 8:47am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Sniper says
Mr. Sanders, 75, who grew up poor in Brooklyn, seems to enjoy the good life. Like any good capitalist, he keeps consuming, buying a third home in 2016, a four-bedroom waterfront house on Lake Champlain in Vermont. Mr. Sanders and his wife own another home in nearby Burlington, as well a pricey townhouse in an upscale neighborhood on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Not bad for a poor little socialist

But you won’t find that new home listed under Mr. Sanders‘ own name. Instead, the ownership is hidden behind a family trust. “I am a co-trustee in a family trust created when we bought a summer home,” he said. But isn’t that what ALL great socialists say? And they want fun with the name: Islands Family Trust.


https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/6/socialist-bernie-sanders-gets-superrich-in-capital/


Exactly.
19   Goran_K   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 9, 8:51am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

It seems the only way to defend Bernie is to lie about what he actually owns. "modest homes". yeah fucking right.
20   MrMagic   ignore (9)   2018 Jan 9, 8:58am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Goran_K says
It seems the only way to defend Bernie to to lie about what he actually owns. "modest homes". yeah fucking right.


Remember, the Bernie Bots got sucked into his vortex believing his "Words" and not his "Actions". Few would actually look at his past record in Congress to see what he really accomplished all those decades. Reality can be a tough teacher for some.

Just imagine where the country would be if he actually won the election.
21   bob2356   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 9, 9:17am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Goran_K says
It seems the only way to defend Bernie is to lie about what he actually owns. "modest homes". yeah fucking right.


Even more idiotic ideas. Is a US senator supposed to live in a garden apartment with gang bangers?

A 1 bedroom townhouse in DC is lavish how? What do other senators own? Lots of ducking and jiving on that question. How is his house in burington lavish? It's a plain old colonial in a an average area. A 600k vacation home in the champlain islands isn't special either, it's an expensive area. He bought it with inherited money for christ sakes.

You guys really need a life.

Sniper says

Just imagine where the country would be if he actually won the election.


Trump free. Enough said.
22   MrMagic   ignore (9)   2018 Jan 9, 9:20am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

bob2356 says
Trump free. Enough said.


and in a Depression with all the freebies he would give away. Enough said.
23   MrMagic   ignore (9)   2018 Jan 9, 9:25am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

bob2356 says
A 1 bedroom townhouse in DC is lavish how?


He bought it in 2007 for $488,999.

What's it worth now?
24   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 9, 9:27am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Sniper says
bob2356 says
Trump free. Enough said.


and in a Depression with all the freebies he would give away. Enough said.


Care to elaborate on what you mean here exactly
25   MrMagic   ignore (9)   2018 Jan 9, 9:30am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

errc says
Sniper says
bob2356 says
Trump free. Enough said.


and in a Depression with all the freebies he would give away. Enough said.


Care to elaborate on what you mean here exactly


26   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 9, 9:34am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Sniper says

Just imagine where the country would be if he actually won the election.


Would you have preferred Hillary to Bernie even though she was the so called "establishment"?
27   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 9, 9:35am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Oh that old gag again. That was thoroughly debunked when posted under one of your previous iterations
28   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (32)   2018 Jan 9, 9:37am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

DONNIE SHOT WAY OUT OF GHETTO!

MAKE SELF RICH USING BIG BRAIN AND WORK!

DONNIE MAKE MOO!

SANDERS BAD THIEF!

NO MAKE MOO!
29   MrMagic   ignore (9)   2018 Jan 9, 9:41am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

errc says
Goran_K says
I still can't take this socialist seriously, lambasting people on the evils of the rich, tweeting from one of his three houses.

Can a Bernie Bro actually explain how they follow this hypocrite without gagging?


How is Bernie a hypocrite?


Bernie Sanders Mocks Greedy Rich People, is Also Rich.

A truism: The internet is nothing if not snarky. Senator Bernie Sanders found that out first hand this week.

The former candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination tweeted Thursday: "How many yachts do billionaires need? How many cars do they need? Give us a break. You can't have it all."

A number of Twitter users were quick to point out that the Vermont senator owns three houses, which doesn't quite elevate him to billionaire status—but doesn't put him among the masses, either.
-------------------
Bernie Sanders Apr 20
✔ @BernieSanders
How many yachts do billionaires need? How many cars do they need? Give us a break. You can't have it all.
--------------------
Josh Jordan
✔ @NumbersMuncher
Hey @BernieSanders, while you're lecturing rich people about money, can you tell us how many $575,000 vacation homes you recently purchased? pic.twitter.com/cmemmpwKs2
11:17 PM - Apr 20, 2017

http://www.newsweek.com/bernie-sanders-criticized-twitter-users-having-three-houses-587721
30   MrMagic   ignore (9)   2018 Jan 9, 9:43am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

errc says
Oh that old gag again. That was thoroughly debunked when posted under one of your previous iterations


Source?
31   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 9, 10:17am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Goran_K says
It seems the only way to defend Bernie is to lie about what he actually owns. "modest homes". yeah fucking right.


How many homes should he own?

The guy isn’t just part of the wealthy 1%.

He’s the most respected United States Senator in congress. That puts him in the 1% of a very powerful segment of .001% of the population.

He’s a great American trying to #MAGA
32   Goran_K   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 9, 10:20am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

errc says
How many homes should he own?

The guy isn’t just part of the wealthy 1%.

He’s the most respected United States Senator in congress. That puts him in the 1% of a very powerful segment of .001% of the population.

He’s a great American trying to #MAGA


He can own as many homes as he wants, he can use as many tax breaks as he can figure out. But if he's going to attack capitalist as greedy, and attack others for not "contributing their fair share", then people are going to rightfully view him as a giant stinky hypocrite.
33   MrMagic   ignore (9)   2018 Jan 9, 12:06pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

errc says
10 ups
3 downs

That’s an odd ratio for a thread that is FakeNews


Maybe that's why he isn't President.

Hard to believe, right?
34   MrMagic   ignore (9)   2018 Jan 9, 12:07pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

errc says
He’s the most respected United States Senator in congress.


Source?
35   bob2356   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 9, 12:22pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Sniper says
bob2356 says
Trump free. Enough said.


and in a Depression with all the freebies he would give away. Enough said.


Ok let's go back to what you don't seem to be familiar with. There are 3 branches of government.... yadda, yadda, yadda, The legislative branch WRITES the laws ............... yadda, yadda, yadda
36   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 9, 12:25pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Ripped off from another thread:
37   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 9, 12:50pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Goran_K says
errc says
How many homes should he own?

The guy isn’t just part of the wealthy 1%.

He’s the most respected United States Senator in congress. That puts him in the 1% of a very powerful segment of .001% of the population.

He’s a great American trying to #MAGA


He can own as many homes as he wants, he can use as many tax breaks as he can figure out. But if he's going to attack capitalist as greedy, and attack others for not "contributing their fair share", then people are going to rightfully view him as a giant stinky hypocrite.


I’m still confused on how he’s being a hypocrite?

He’s been making six figures in congress for over 25 years.
He’s 76 years old. A personal residence, an apartment in D.C., and a recently purchased vacation home isn’t 1% wealth by any stretch of the imagination. His net worth in 2014 was ~500k
38   MrMagic   ignore (9)   2018 Jan 9, 7:24pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

errc says
His net worth in 2014 was ~500k


It's 2018, what's his net worth now, after receiving a free house and payoff from Hillary?
39   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 9, 7:27pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Sniper says
errc says
His net worth in 2014 was ~500k


It's 2018, what's his net worth now, after receiving a free house and payoff from Hillary?


With the proceeds from his book included, he netted ove 1 million last year. So now he’s a millionaire.

I still don’t understand your point
40   MrMagic   ignore (9)   2018 Jan 9, 7:30pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

errc says
I still don’t understand your point


Sniper says
Bernie, the man of the people....


41   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 9, 7:32pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Your point is that Bernie is a man of the people?

Everyone knows this.

That’s why he’s Americans favorite politician
42   MrMagic   ignore (9)   2018 Jan 9, 7:35pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

errc says
Your point is that Bernie is a man of the people?


Yep, the 1%.

Feel left out yet?

Or feel the Burn ?(there is medication that will help that medical issue).
43   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 9, 7:42pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Sniper says
errc says
Your point is that Bernie is a man of the people?


Yep, the 1%.

Feel left out yet?

Or feel the Burn ?(there is medication that will help that medical issue).


That doesn’t make any sense

Why don’t you try and make your point?

Do you have one?
44   MrMagic   ignore (9)   2018 Jan 9, 7:44pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote        

errc says
Why don’t you try and make your point?


45   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 9, 7:48pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

So you have no point.

Just jealous of ol Bernie, huh
46   MrMagic   ignore (9)   2018 Jan 9, 7:51pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

errc says
So you have no point.

Just jealous of ol Bernie, huh


Jealous that him and his wife are going to prison??? Nah.
47   MrMagic   ignore (9)   2018 Jan 9, 7:53pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Bernie Sanders lectures America for ‘worshipping wealth’ — promptly gets annihilated for hypocrisy.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) took to Twitter Saturday to rail against the United States for being a nation that “worships wealth,” but Twitter quickly slapped back and proved he’s a hypocrite.

“We are living in a nation which worships wealth rather than caring for the poor. I don’t think that is the nation we should be living in,” Sanders tweeted.

But according to Twitter users, the comments come off as lacking self-awareness, given that Sanders is the owner of three homes, most recently purchasing a $600,000 lakefront property in Vermont last year.

This despite being a government employee and public servant for the majority of his adult life. In addition, Sanders only paid a tax rate of 13.5 percent in 2014, a very small rate considering that he is a relatively wealthy man — compared to the rest of Americans — and routinely argues that the wealthy don’t pay their “fair share.”

Given these facts, Twitter ripped into Sanders over his hypocrisy.

http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/03/18/bernie-sanders-lectures-america-for-worshipping-wealth-promptly-gets-annihilated-for-hypocrisy
48   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 9, 8:03pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Trump must be having a bad go if the Trumpcucks are back after Bernie.

Maybe it has something to do with his first year anniversary coming, and Hillary not in jail like he promised his lemmings
49   HEYYOU   ignore (17)   2018 Jan 9, 8:20pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Save America! Vote Democrat or Republican!
50   WatermelonUniversity   ignore (6)   2018 Jan 9, 9:51pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

zerohedge garbage when was the last time they were remotely accurate about anything
51   MrMagic   ignore (9)   2018 Jan 10, 6:55am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

BorderPatrol says
zerohedge garbage when was the last time they were remotely accurate about anything


Yes, we should all go to Ring of Fire for accurate and factual reporting, right?
52   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (32)   2018 Jan 10, 7:07am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Bernie Sanders is EXACTLY! LIKE! Leona Helmsley except not nearly as hard working or honest!

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