The FBI continues to investigate Jane Sanders for a possible bank fraud violation, Fox News reports, and is considering lining up a grand jury to further assess whether the wife of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders broke the law.
FBI agents continue to interview witnesses relevant to the case, according to Fox News.
The investigation surrounds a real estate transaction that Sanders initiated while she was president of Vermont’s Burlington College in 2010. Sanders wanted to buy about 33 acres from a neighboring Roman Catholic parish in order to augment the college’s space.
Accordingly, she obtained a loan of $6.7 million from a bank and another $3.6 million from the parish that owned the property. One year later, Sanders resigned the college presidency after being accused of deceiving the bank about the success of her fundraising efforts to raise money for the project.
Former Burlington College Board Chairman Yves Bradley also confirmed with Fox News that the FBI was continuing to investigate, asking Bradley several questions about Sanders and the bank controversy.
Sanders attorney Rich Cassidy asked Bradley about the FBI investigation, but Bradley opted not to respond. Cassidy has not responded to Fox News’ requests for an interview.
Neither Bernie Sanders’s spokesman nor stepdaughter Carina Driscoll would speak to Fox News about these latest developments.