The former director of Vermont’s EB-5 Regional Center defended his ethics Thursday, following a statement from the governor’s office that implied he may have violated the state’s ethics code by accepting a job at Mount Snow.
The Regional Center approved a $52 million EB-5 project underway at Mount Snow ski resort in West Dover.
“I had counsel review whether or not accepting a position at Mount Snow violated any ethics rules. It did not,”Raymond said.
The ethics rules say a former state employee is barred from lobbying on behalf of a for-profit or not-for-profit entity he or she previously interacted with, Raymond said.
“I will not be lobbying any division or agency of the state on behalf of Mount Snow,” he said.