Jared Kushner’s corruption continued to catch up with him on Thursday, with a new report indicating that the Trump son-in-law has been slapped with a federal grand jury subpoena.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Kushner’s family real estate business “received a federal grand-jury subpoena for information related to paperwork the company filed in New York City concerning its rent-regulated tenants, according to people familiar with the matter.”
The report notes that Kushner’s business left off key information from the documents in order to avoid certain regulations.
More from The Journal:
The subpoena, part of an investigation by prosecutors in the Brooklyn U.S. attorney’s office, came shortly after an Associated Press article about the company having filed documents that said it had zero rent-regulated tenants, when in fact it had hundreds, an omission that relieved them of certain rules governing developers.
The subpoena adds to the mounting number of federal and state inquiries concerning the firm’s business. It seeks information on the identities of the third parties hired by the company to file documents with the New York City Department of Buildings and the city Department of Finance, according to a person familiar with it.
The subpoena to the company, which is now run by Mr. Kushner’s father, Charles Kushner, comes as it is also facing scrutiny on the same subject from the New York attorney general’s office, which has launched an inquiry into the matter, according to Eric Soufer, a spokesman for Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
Kushner’s company lied in order to kick out tenants and turn massive profits
As Business Insider noted last month, Kushner “routinely filed false paperwork with the city declaring it had zero rent-regulated tenants in dozens of buildings it owned across the city when, in fact, it had hundreds.”
Lying on the documents allowed the company to avoid rules that “prevent developers from pushing them out, raising rents and turning a tidy profit.”
Kushner Cos. made millions off the practice.
Of course, this isn’t the only controversy Kushner finds himself in. As I wrote last month, the Trump son-in-law is also being scrutinized for $500 million in loans made to his cash-strapped business from companies he previously met with at the White House.
To the core, this family wreaks of corruption, and they’ve been able to get away with it for decades. But as federal investigators continue to sniff around, it looks like the gravy train may be coming to a halt.
The piles of skeletons that this family has in their closet is slowly being brought out, and the Trump family is likely going to regret ever joining the public sector.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.