The Scott administration on Wednesday released communications sought by VTDigger in a lawsuit between the state and the federal government regarding a massive development at Jay Peak Resort, which is at the center of the largest EB-5 immigrant investor fraud case in the nation’s history.
In addition, Gov. Phil Scott has ordered the release of questions raised by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service in a letter to state officials on July 17, 2016.
The documents, previously withheld by the Shumlin administration, show that federal immigration officials have considered closing the state’s EB-5 regional center. USCIS raised questions about state oversight of the Jay Peak projects and told state officials that if “additional information and evidence” was not provided, a “notice of intent to terminate” would be issued to the Vermont EB-5 Regional Center.
Scott plans to release more records in the near future from the Shumlin administration, which oversaw the state EB-5 program when red flags about the alleged fraud at Jay Peak first emerged in 2012.
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