Scott Milne, a Republican who is mulling a run against U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is demanding that the senior senator release all communications from his office about the EB-5 immigrant investor program.
Milne, a Pomfret travel agency executive, has not yet declared a bid for Leahy’s seat.
But the former candidate for governor who narrowly lost to Gov. Peter Shumlin in 2014, came out swinging on Friday in an email blast to the media calling on the senator to disclose all meeting notes, call logs, letters and emails pertaining to EB-5 projects in the Northeast Kingdom that are part of an alleged “Ponzi-like scheme” perpetrated by developers Bill Stenger, the longtime CEO of Jay Peak Resort, and Ariel Quiros, a Miami businessman.
Milne says the visa program “has been mismanaged by Leahy and Gov. Peter Shumlin.”
“At a time when Vermonters desperately need to have their confidence restored, Leahy and Peter Shumlin evade and stonewall,” Milne said.
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